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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Calmly.
(d) With force.

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does the writer think of being defined as a lazy fellow?
(a) It is reserved for the weak at heart.
(b) It describes many men.
(c) It signifies death.
(d) It is a career.

8. 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.

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

10. How does the writer say men feel about their decisions a minute after making them?
(a) They are pleased.
(b) They are disappointed.
(c) They regret them.
(d) They forget them.

11. What does the writer say man is trying to do?
(a) Find meaning.
(b) Empower himself.
(c) Prove himself.
(d) Seek revenge.

12. The writer describes himself in many ways. By the end of Part 1, Chapter 2, he compares himself to a hunchback, and gives himself what character trait?
(a) Unpleasent looking.
(b) Disabled.
(c) Honorable.
(d) Quick to take offense.

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

14. What type of deeds does the writer admit to committing?
(a) Selfish.
(b) Good.
(c) Altruistic.
(d) Vile.

15. What does the writer state man wants to cling to?
(a) Abject foolishness.
(b) Revenge.
(c) The laws of nature.
(d) The greatness of others.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. 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?

3. What does the writer say about the offense he took for various things in his life?

4. What type of person does the writer think could not desire something that is to his disadvantage?

5. While the writer admits that spite may not provide a valid reason for revenge, why does he then say this might occur?

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