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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does the writer feel about a man of action?
(a) He feels there is no need for him.
(b) He envies him.
(c) He feels sorry for him.
(d) He despises him.

3. Why does the writer say a man cannot change, even if he tries?
(a) Man does not have the willpower.
(b) A man cannot change what is in his heart.
(c) His pride would take over.
(d) There is nothing to change into.

4. 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) An outsider.
(b) A model citizen.
(c) A mouse.
(d) A lion.

5. What does the writer say about the laws of mathematics and nature?
(a) They are a burden to a "man of action".
(b) They are overcomplicated.
(c) They are useful only to the educated.
(d) They are undeniable.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. How does the writer say men feel about their decisions a minute after making them?

3. In Part 1, what does the writer state is his profession?

4. How does the writer describe a man of action?

5. An individual is justified in being what according to the law of heightened consciousness?

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