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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is the reason given for the writer's attitude and behavior in this profession?
(a) Honesty.
(b) No job satisfaction.
(c) Too much power.
(d) No need for the job.

4. How does the writer describe the current state of the world?
(a) A negative time.
(b) A time of forgiveness.
(c) A positive time.
(d) A time of vengeance.

5. What does the writer state is man's ultimate shortcoming?
(a) Ungratefullness.
(b) Abillity to love others.
(c) Will.
(d) Continual impropriety.

6. 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?
(a) Blame others for its existence.
(b) Consult with nature about its existence.
(c) Blame themselves for its existence.
(d) Rebel against nature because of its existence.

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

8. What does the writer say about the offense he took for various things in his life?
(a) He thinks he is cursed.
(b) It is because of his difficult life.
(c) It is deliberate.
(d) It is inconsequential.

9. In Part 1, what does the writer state is his profession?
(a) Civil Servant.
(b) Thief.
(c) Accountant.
(d) Doctor.

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

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

12. How big does the writer state his rational capacity is compared to his capacity to live?
(a) 1/20th.
(b) 1/10th
(c) They are equal.
(d) 1/5th

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

14. What is the only thing that can stop a vengeful man?
(a) Victory.
(b) The wall.
(c) His friends.
(d) His conscience.

15. The writer describes a man who knew every thing about Chateau-Lafite. How does the writer say this man dies?
(a) A lonely man.
(b) With regrets.
(c) Peacefully.
(d) With a triumphant conscience.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the writer say a man can do with no primary cause for action?

2. How does the writer describe his apartment?

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

4. How does the writer feel about a man of action?

5. While the writer explains man's reasoning for taking revenge, why can he himself not seek revenge?

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