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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part I: Chapters V, VI and VII.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. While the writer admits that spite may not provide a valid reason for revenge, why does he then say this might occur?
(a) He is tired of acting out of spite.
(b) He cannot blame anyone.
(c) Because spite is a chemical decomposition.
(d) The laws of nature rule out spite as a primary cause.

2. When the writer states that there is something wrong with his liver, why does he refuse to go to a doctor?
(a) He can not afford it.
(b) He does not trust doctors.
(c) His illness is imaginary.
(d) Out of spite.

3. When a man identifies the primary cause of an action, how does he go about this action?
(a) Calmly.
(b) With force.
(c) With primary cause, there is no reason to take action.
(d) Cautiously.

4. The writer discusses a pleasure that comes from his illness. From where does the pleasure stem?
(a) Humiliation.
(b) Pride.
(c) Shame.
(d) Joy.

5. What is the ultimate result of the writer's always being offended?
(a) It eventually becomes true.
(b) It turns him into a sour man.
(c) Nothing.
(d) It causes his illness.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. After describing a man of action, the writer notes what how a man of action feels about himself. According to the writer, what does a man of action feel himself to be?

3. What does the writer say he would like to become?

4. 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?

5. In Part I, Chapter 1, what does the writer say about himself?

(see the answer key)

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