Notes from the Underground Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part II: Chapters IV, V and VI.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The writer states that man could not act against his own personal advantage. What, therefore, must his actions be?
(a) Good.
(b) Selfish.
(c) Vile.
(d) Spontaneous.

2. The writer eventually comes to terms with his illness. As he does so, what does he decide about the illness?
(a) It is just something to live with.
(b) It is his normal condition.
(c) It is curable with willpower.
(d) It is not unlike other men's illnesses.

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

4. What does the writer state he would like his own will to coincide with?
(a) The majority.
(b) His education.
(c) His understanding of the world.
(d) His normal interests.

5. Why does the writer want to continue living?
(a) Satisfy his rational capacity.
(b) To satisfy his capacity for living.
(c) To spite the gentlemen.
(d) To learn to be a man of action.

Short Answer Questions

1. Near the end of the dinner in Part 2, Chapter 4, during the writer's toast, what does he say he loves?

2. How does the writer feel about his schoolmate Zverkov?

3. What does the writer say about those in other countries with regard to romanticism?

4. How do the others feel about the toast the writer gives at the end of the dinner party?

5. How does the writer define desire?

(see the answer key)

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