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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the writer suggest he would be able to do, if scientists found the formula for life?
(a) Find happiness.
(b) Go back in time.
(c) Understand human nature.
(d) Caculate the next 30 years.

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

4. In Part 1, Chapter 8, the writer addresses the gentlemen about the nature of desire, the devil, and God. How exactly does the writer address this audience?
(a) As if they do not understand him.
(b) In a demeaning tone.
(c) As if they are participants in the conversation.
(d) As if he is giving a speech.

5. What does the writer say can be assumed about men who roar like bulls?
(a) They do not abide by the laws of nature.
(b) They are truly cowards.
(c) They earn respect.
(d) They are sick.

6. What does the writer state would be his primary cause for any action?
(a) Glory.
(b) Honor.
(c) Spite.
(d) Pain.

7. What does the writer state is a privilege of man that no other animal has?
(a) The ability to defy laws of nature.
(b) The ability to do good deeds.
(c) Revenge.
(d) The ability to swear.

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

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

10. In what does the writer find pleasure?
(a) A toothache.
(b) Confrontation.
(c) The wall.
(d) The agony of others.

11. While the writer explains man's reasoning for taking revenge, why can he himself not seek revenge?
(a) His actions are never justified.
(b) He does not find virtue in it.
(c) He is weak.
(d) Because of his illness.

12. What is a Waganheims?
(a) Man of Action.
(b) Dentist.
(c) A nobleman.
(d) Doctor.

13. 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) A lion.
(c) An outsider.
(d) A mouse.

14. What does the writer say is the result of consciousness?
(a) Loathing.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Pain.
(d) Inertia.

15. How does the writer describe a man of action?
(a) Normal.
(b) Extraordinary.
(c) A classy member of society.
(d) A leader.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

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

3. What is a troglodyte?

4. What does the writer compare a man to when he is consumed with revenge?

5. Although the writer states that he eventually begins to believe certain things about his illness, how does he feel about it in the beginning?

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