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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does the writer feel his life would be if he lived as a man of action?
(a) More interesting.
(b) Boring.
(c) Easier.
(d) More difficult.

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

7. In Part I, Chapter 1, what does the writer say about himself?
(a) He is a person of great wealth.
(b) He is a real person.
(c) He is fictional.
(d) He is a highly educated person.

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

9. What are some things the writer believes man will never discover?
(a) Certain laws of nature.
(b) True happiness.
(c) The meaning of life.
(d) Justification for revenge.

10. During Part 1, Chapter 6, the readers learn that the writer is how old?
(a) 40 years.
(b) 45 years.
(c) 25 years.
(d) 60 years.

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

12. What two things does the writer state are most precious to man?
(a) Personality and individuality.
(b) Desire and acceptance.
(c) Love and family.
(d) Revenge and education.

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

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

15. 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) Cautiously.
(d) With force.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the writer suggest he would be able to do, if scientists found the formula for life?

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

3. What is the human characteristic based on?

4. What does the writer say being too conscious is?

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

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