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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Part 1, the writer describes his previous employment and attitude toward the job and the people he worked with. After going through this explanation, what does he say about this description?
(a) He should have acted more professional.
(b) He is satisified with his attitude.
(c) His attitude is the reason he got fired.
(d) It is a lie out of spite.

2. How does the writer describe his apartment?
(a) Seedy.
(b) Squalid.
(c) Fancy.
(d) Middle-class.

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

4. 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 take pride in them.
(b) They flaunt their illnesses.
(c) They keep their illness a secret.
(d) They are ashamed of their illnesses.

5. What does the writer say can be assumed about men who roar like bulls?
(a) They are truly cowards.
(b) They earn respect.
(c) They are sick.
(d) They do not abide by the laws of nature.

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

7. What does the writer say has offended him all of his life?
(a) Gravity.
(b) The laws of nature.
(c) The good nature of others.
(d) Other men.

8. As Dostoevsky develops the writer, what does the reader learn about his physical condition?
(a) He is fit and well.
(b) He is short and thin.
(c) He is a large man.
(d) He is sickly.

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

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

11. 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.

12. What is the ultimate result of the writer's always being offended?
(a) It turns him into a sour man.
(b) Nothing.
(c) It causes his illness.
(d) It eventually becomes true.

13. How does the writer feel his life would be if he lived as a man of action?
(a) Boring.
(b) More interesting.
(c) Easier.
(d) More difficult.

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

15. What is the reason given for the writer's attitude and behavior in this profession?
(a) No need for the job.
(b) Too much power.
(c) No job satisfaction.
(d) Honesty.

Short Answer 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?

2. In Part 1, Chapter 3, the writer again discusses the wall and suggests how various types of people may perceive the wall. What does he say that some people do when they are faced with the wall?

3. How does the writer say men feel about their decisions a minute after making them?

4. In Part 1, Chapter 3, what does the writer say a wall is, to a man of action?

5. When the writer states that there is something wrong with his liver, why does he refuse to go to a doctor?

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