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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the writer think men of action are spontaneous?
(a) They are strong.
(b) They are dull witted.
(c) They are unlearned.
(d) They are free.

2. How long has the writer been underground?
(a) 10 years.
(b) 30 years.
(c) 40 years.
(d) 20 years.

3. What is the human characteristic based on?
(a) Love.
(b) Mistakes.
(c) Laws of nature.
(d) Revenge.

4. What is a troglodyte?
(a) Gentleman.
(b) The will of man.
(c) A man in pain.
(d) Hermit.

5. What does the writer think will become of man's will when it is put in mathematical formulas?
(a) There will be more temptation.
(b) It is no longer free.
(c) There will be more freedom.
(d) Life will become easier.

6. Although the writer states that he eventually begins to believe certain things about his illness, how does he feel about it in the beginning?
(a) Excited.
(b) He is different because of it.
(c) Normal.
(d) Ashamed.

7. The writer goes on to explain what men do because they cannot change. What does the writer think men do in this instance?
(a) Give up hope.
(b) Become men of action.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Live a lie.

8. How many times has the writer fallen in love?
(a) Twice.
(b) Three times.
(c) Never.
(d) He is always in love.

9. Under what condition would a man only have to sleep, eat, and complain?
(a) Peace.
(b) Economic prosperity.
(c) Contentment.
(d) Sorrow.

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

11. 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?
(a) They take pride in them.
(b) They keep their illness a secret.
(c) They are ashamed of their illnesses.
(d) They flaunt their illnesses.

12. What type of person does the writer think could not desire something that is to his disadvantage?
(a) Educated.
(b) Man of action.
(c) The gentleman.
(d) Uneducated.

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

14. How does the writer describe his personality in his previous profession?
(a) Mean.
(b) Aloof.
(c) Nice.
(d) Indifferent.

15. What would a content man do to rebel against the laws of nature?
(a) Create chaos.
(b) Defy the laws.
(c) Yield to the laws.
(d) Seek vengeance against the laws.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does the writer state is the only one who knows what desire depends on?

3. How does the writer regard these feelings about the wall?

4. What does the writer say about the man who groans from a toothache for more than three or four days?

5. What does the writer say man is trying to do?

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