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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Although the writer states that he eventually begins to believe certain things about his illness, how does he feel about it in the beginning?
(a) Excited.
(b) Normal.
(c) Ashamed.
(d) He is different because of it.

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

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

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

5. What is a troglodyte?
(a) A man in pain.
(b) The will of man.
(c) Hermit.
(d) Gentleman.

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. 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) Because of his illness.
(d) He is weak.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the writer say can be assumed about men who roar like bulls?

2. What does the writer regret not doing more of in his life?

3. As Dostoevsky develops the writer, what does the reader learn about his physical condition?

4. How does the writer regard these feelings about the wall?

5. How big does the writer state his rational capacity is compared to his capacity to live?

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