Notes from the Underground Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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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. In Part 1, the writer describes his previous employment and attitude toward the job and the people he worked with. After going through this explanation, what does he say about this description?
(a) He should have acted more professional.
(b) It is a lie out of spite.
(c) He is satisified with his attitude.
(d) His attitude is the reason he got fired.

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

3. What fundamental law does the writer say governs this dilemma of change?
(a) The law of change.
(b) The laws of nature.
(c) The law of heightened consciousness.
(d) The law of gravity.

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 others for its existence.
(b) Consult with nature about its existence.
(c) Rebel against nature because of its existence.
(d) Blame themselves for its existence.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How does the writer describe St. Petersburg?

4. What does the writer suggest is the result of these feelings about the wall?

5. What does the writer think a man of action does when faced with a wall?

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