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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part II: Chapters I, II and III.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the writer state is man's ultimate shortcoming?
(a) Continual impropriety.
(b) Ungratefullness.
(c) Will.
(d) Abillity to love others.

2. In Part 1, Chapter 8, the writer addresses the gentlemen about the nature of desire, the devil, and God. How exactly does the writer address this audience?
(a) As if they are participants in the conversation.
(b) As if they do not understand him.
(c) As if he is giving a speech.
(d) In a demeaning tone.

3. During Part 1, Chapter 6, the writer discusses what he would have done if he had a career. What is it that the writer would have liked to do?
(a) Live honorably.
(b) Be a drunkard.
(c) Rid the world of distastful things.
(d) Make everything beautiful.

4. In Part 1, Chapter 3, the writer again discusses the wall and suggests how various types of people may perceive the wall. What does he say that some people do when they are faced with the wall?
(a) Blame themselves for its existence.
(b) Consult with nature about its existence.
(c) Blame others for its existence.
(d) Rebel against nature because of its existence.

5. While the writer explains man's reasoning for taking revenge, why can he himself not seek revenge?
(a) Because of his illness.
(b) He does not find virtue in it.
(c) He is weak.
(d) His actions are never justified.

Short Answer Questions

1. How big does the writer state his rational capacity is compared to his capacity to live?

2. What does the writer think of being defined as a lazy fellow?

3. What does the writer question regarding a character trait when a man experiences self humiliation?

4. Why does the writer think men of action are spontaneous?

5. What type of people does the writer state are the only type to go mad?

(see the answer key)

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