Notes from the Underground Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. While the writer admits that spite may not provide a valid reason for revenge, why does he then say this might occur?
(a) He cannot blame anyone.
(b) Because spite is a chemical decomposition.
(c) The laws of nature rule out spite as a primary cause.
(d) He is tired of acting out of spite.

2. When would a man stop his vile nature?
(a) Never.
(b) When the primary causes are clearly defined.
(c) In death.
(d) When he becomes enlightened.

3. What does the writer say being too conscious is?
(a) A blessing.
(b) An illness.
(c) A virtue.
(d) A weakness.

4. What does the writer say is the result of consciousness?
(a) Happiness.
(b) Loathing.
(c) Inertia.
(d) Pain.

5. What does the writer regret not doing more of in his life?
(a) Slap others.
(b) Love others.
(c) Seek vengeance.
(d) Complain more often.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the writer state man wants to cling to?

3. Why does the writer want to continue living?

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?

5. Under what condition would a man only have to sleep, eat, and complain?

(see the answer key)

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