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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. As Dostoevsky develops the writer, what does the reader learn about his physical condition?
(a) He is sickly.
(b) He is fit and well.
(c) He is a large man.
(d) He is short and thin.

3. How does the writer feel about a man of action?
(a) He envies him.
(b) He feels there is no need for him.
(c) He despises him.
(d) He feels sorry for him.

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

5. 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) It is no longer free.
(d) Life will become easier.

6. When a man identifies the primary cause of an action, how does he go about this action?
(a) Calmly.
(b) With primary cause, there is no reason to take action.
(c) With force.
(d) Cautiously.

7. After describing a man of action, the writer notes what how a man of action feels about himself. According to the writer, what does a man of action feel himself to be?
(a) A model citizen.
(b) An outsider.
(c) A lion.
(d) A mouse.

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

9. What does the writer say man is in the eyes of nature?
(a) Pawns.
(b) Piano keys.
(c) Innocent bystanders.
(d) The enemy.

10. In Part 1, Chapter 3, what does the writer say a wall is, to a man of action?
(a) A challenge.
(b) A fact of life.
(c) A deterrent.
(d) Simply a small obstacle.

11. During Part 1, Chapter 6, the writer discusses what he would have done if he had a career. What is it that the writer would have liked to do?
(a) Make everything beautiful.
(b) Live honorably.
(c) Rid the world of distastful things.
(d) Be a drunkard.

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

13. 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.

14. What does the writer say about the laws of mathematics and nature?
(a) They are useful only to the educated.
(b) They are undeniable.
(c) They are overcomplicated.
(d) They are a burden to a "man of action".

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What fundamental law does the writer say governs this dilemma of change?

2. What does the writer say is the result of consciousness?

3. What is the ultimate result of the writer's always being offended?

4. What type of death does the writer say would be a delight?

5. What does the writer state is man's ultimate shortcoming?

(see the answer keys)

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