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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who does the writer state is the only one who knows what desire depends on?
(a) Nature.
(b) Man.
(c) The devil.
(d) God.

3. Who does the writer say would not understand the feelings of men about their decisions?
(a) Those who have never been slapped.
(b) The weak and weary.
(c) The strong willed.
(d) Men of action.

4. What does the writer think a man of action does when faced with a wall?
(a) Seeks assistance.
(b) Changes his approach.
(c) Gives up.
(d) Finds a solution.

5. What does a sense of revenge do to a man?
(a) Overwhelms him.
(b) Gives him strength.
(c) Makes him weak.
(d) Makes him evil.

6. What does the writer say irrationality stems from?
(a) Lack of education.
(b) Impropriety.
(c) Desire.
(d) Will.

7. What type of death does the writer say would be a delight?
(a) A publicized death.
(b) A quiet death.
(c) A martyr's death.
(d) A majestic death.

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

9. How does the writer describe St. Petersburg?
(a) A beautiful city.
(b) Like hell on earth.
(c) Abstract and premeditated.
(d) Paradise.

10. 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) Ashamed.
(b) Excited.
(c) He is different because of it.
(d) Normal.

11. What does the writer think of being defined as a lazy fellow?
(a) It signifies death.
(b) It describes many men.
(c) It is a career.
(d) It is reserved for the weak at heart.

12. What does the writer say has offended him all of his life?
(a) The good nature of others.
(b) The laws of nature.
(c) Gravity.
(d) Other men.

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

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

15. The writer refers back to his discussion on revenge. What does he say is the primary cause of revenge?
(a) Peace.
(b) Selfishness.
(c) Justice.
(d) The rights of man.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of act does the writer state everyone will commit and thus betray themselves?

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

3. In Part 1 Chapter 8, the writer talks about a mathematical formula for what human characteristic?

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

5. How long has the writer been underground?

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