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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. How many times has the writer fallen in love?
(a) Never.
(b) Twice.
(c) He is always in love.
(d) Three times.

7. 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.

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

9. What does the writer say a man can do with no primary cause for action?
(a) Seek comfort in the wall.
(b) Return home and moan.
(c) Beat his head against the wall.
(d) Give up.

10. What type of things does a man do when he is unsure of his true interests?
(a) Unproductive things.
(b) Honorable things.
(c) Vile things.
(d) Spontaneous things.

11. What fundamental law does the writer say governs this dilemma of change?
(a) The law of heightened consciousness.
(b) The law of change.
(c) The law of gravity.
(d) The laws of nature.

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

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

14. What does the writer say all men must accept?
(a) Consciousness.
(b) Nature.
(c) The wall.
(d) Pain.

15. What type of act does the writer state everyone will commit and thus betray themselves?
(a) A kind act.
(b) A ludicrous act.
(c) Revenge.
(d) A selfish act.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the writer state he would like his own will to coincide with?

2. How does the writer describe the current state of the world?

3. What does the writer say he would like to become?

4. The writer eventually comes to terms with his illness. As he does so, what does he decide about the illness?

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

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