Notes from the Underground Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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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. The writer eventually comes to terms with his illness. As he does so, what does he decide about the illness?
(a) It is his normal condition.
(b) It is not unlike other men's illnesses.
(c) It is curable with willpower.
(d) It is just something to live with.

2. As Dostoevsky develops the writer, what does the reader learn about his physical condition?
(a) He is sickly.
(b) He is short and thin.
(c) He is a large man.
(d) He is fit and well.

3. 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?
(a) A model citizen.
(b) A lion.
(c) A mouse.
(d) An outsider.

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

5. In what does the writer find pleasure?
(a) Confrontation.
(b) The wall.
(c) The agony of others.
(d) A toothache.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the writer say about the laws of mathematics and nature?

2. In Part 1, Chapter 2, the writer describes the attitudes men have toward their own illness. What does the writer say about his own and others' attitudes toward their illnesses?

3. The writer describes a man who knew every thing about Chateau-Lafite. How does the writer say this man dies?

4. What does the writer feel about men of strong character?

5. Why does the writer say a man cannot change, even if he tries?

(see the answer key)

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