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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) He can not afford it.
(c) His illness is imaginary.
(d) He does not trust doctors.

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

3. 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?
(a) Blame themselves for its existence.
(b) Rebel against nature because of its existence.
(c) Blame others for its existence.
(d) Consult with nature about its existence.

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

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

6. The writer discusses a pleasure that comes from his illness. From where does the pleasure stem?
(a) Pride.
(b) Shame.
(c) Joy.
(d) Humiliation.

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

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

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

10. What does the writer say about the man who groans from a toothache for more than three or four days?
(a) His groans are out of spite.
(b) He is eliciting sympathy.
(c) He is truly in pain.
(d) He is weak.

11. What does the writer say irrationality stems from?
(a) Lack of education.
(b) Impropriety.
(c) Will.
(d) Desire.

12. 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 keep their illness a secret.
(c) They flaunt their illnesses.
(d) They are ashamed of their illnesses.

13. Why would the writer confess to wrongdoing when he is innocent?
(a) Out of spite.
(b) Just to apologize.
(c) He is always at fault.
(d) To save a friend.

14. The writer states that man could not act against his own personal advantage. What, therefore, must his actions be?
(a) Good.
(b) Spontaneous.
(c) Vile.
(d) Selfish.

15. What type of death does the writer say would be a delight?
(a) A publicized death.
(b) A majestic death.
(c) A quiet death.
(d) A martyr's death.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the writer say about the laws of mathematics and nature?

3. What does the writer state would be his primary cause for any action?

4. The writer describes a man who knew every thing about Chateau-Lafite. How does the writer say this man dies?

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

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