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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Part 1, Chapter 2, the writer describes the attitudes men have toward their own illness. What does the writer say about his own and others' attitudes toward their illnesses?
(a) They flaunt their illnesses.
(b) They keep their illness a secret.
(c) They take pride in them.
(d) They are ashamed of their illnesses.

2. What does the writer question regarding a character trait when a man experiences self humiliation?
(a) Patience.
(b) Respect.
(c) Honor.
(d) Virtue.

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

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

5. When the writer states that there is something wrong with his liver, why does he refuse to go to a doctor?
(a) Out of spite.
(b) His illness is imaginary.
(c) He can not afford it.
(d) He does not trust doctors.

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

7. After describing a man of action, the writer notes what how a man of action feels about himself. According to the writer, what does a man of action feel himself to be?
(a) A model citizen.
(b) A mouse.
(c) An outsider.
(d) A lion.

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

9. How does the writer describe his personality in his previous profession?
(a) Indifferent.
(b) Mean.
(c) Nice.
(d) Aloof.

10. In what does the writer find pleasure?
(a) Confrontation.
(b) The wall.
(c) A toothache.
(d) The agony of others.

11. What does the writer think a man of action does when faced with a wall?
(a) Finds a solution.
(b) Seeks assistance.
(c) Changes his approach.
(d) Gives up.

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

13. How does the writer describe St. Petersburg?
(a) Paradise.
(b) A beautiful city.
(c) Like hell on earth.
(d) Abstract and premeditated.

14. What does the writer say being too conscious is?
(a) An illness.
(b) A blessing.
(c) A weakness.
(d) A virtue.

15. When would a man stop his vile nature?
(a) When the primary causes are clearly defined.
(b) When he becomes enlightened.
(c) Never.
(d) In death.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Why would the writer confess to wrongdoing when he is innocent?

3. Although the writer states that he eventually begins to believe certain things about his illness, how does he feel about it in the beginning?

4. How long does the writer state his toothache lasts?

5. What would happen to a man who tries to assert himself?

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