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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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 are participants in the conversation.
(b) As if they do not understand him.
(c) As if he is giving a speech.
(d) In a demeaning tone.

4. What does the writer compare his writings to?
(a) The man faced with the wall.
(b) The mouse.
(c) The moan of a man with a toothache.
(d) The Waganheims.

5. What does the writer say he would like to become?
(a) Bird.
(b) Banker.
(c) Politician.
(d) Insect.

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

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

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

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

10. 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) He is different because of it.
(d) Ashamed.

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

12. How does the writer feel about a man of action?
(a) He feels sorry for him.
(b) He envies him.
(c) He feels there is no need for him.
(d) He despises him.

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

14. 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 laws of nature.
(d) The law of gravity.

15. What does the writer state he would like his own will to coincide with?
(a) The majority.
(b) His education.
(c) His understanding of the world.
(d) His normal interests.

Short Answer Questions

1. What two things does the writer state are most precious to man?

2. What does a sense of revenge do to a man?

3. How does the writer describe his apartment?

4. How does the writer describe the groans of a toothache?

5. How long has the writer been underground?

(see the answer keys)

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