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. Why would the writer confess to wrongdoing when he is innocent?
(a) Out of spite.
(b) Just to apologize.
(c) To save a friend.
(d) He is always at fault.

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

3. How does the writer regard these feelings about the wall?
(a) They are incorrect.
(b) They are correct.
(c) They are preposterous.
(d) They are curious.

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

5. 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 sickly.
(d) He is fit and well.

Short Answer Questions

1. While the writer admits that spite may not provide a valid reason for revenge, why does he then say this might occur?

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 goes on to explain what men do because they cannot change. What does the writer think men do in this instance?

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

5. What does the writer say about the offense he took for various things in his life?

(see the answer key)

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