Notes from the Underground Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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

2. What does the writer compare his writings to?
(a) The moan of a man with a toothache.
(b) The mouse.
(c) The Waganheims.
(d) The man faced with the wall.

3. What does the writer say he would like to become?
(a) Insect.
(b) Banker.
(c) Bird.
(d) Politician.

4. How does the writer feel his life would be if he lived as a man of action?
(a) Easier.
(b) More difficult.
(c) Boring.
(d) More interesting.

5. 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) Because spite is a chemical decomposition.
(c) The laws of nature rule out spite as a primary cause.
(d) He cannot blame anyone.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The writer states that man could not act against his own personal advantage. What, therefore, must his actions be?

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

4. What does a sense of revenge do to a man?

5. As Dostoevsky develops the writer, what does the reader learn about his physical condition?

(see the answer key)

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