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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the writer think will become of man's will when it is put in mathematical formulas?
(a) Life will become easier.
(b) There will be more freedom.
(c) It is no longer free.
(d) There will be more temptation.

2. 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) His attitude is the reason he got fired.
(b) He should have acted more professional.
(c) It is a lie out of spite.
(d) He is satisified with his attitude.

3. What do others say about the writer's discussion of himself?
(a) He is interesting.
(b) He is an honorable man.
(c) He is bragging.
(d) He is worthless.

4. 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 undeniable.
(d) They are overcomplicated.

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

6. Why does the writer think men of action are spontaneous?
(a) They are dull witted.
(b) They are unlearned.
(c) They are free.
(d) They are strong.

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

8. While the writer admits that spite may not provide a valid reason for revenge, why does he then say this might occur?
(a) He cannot blame anyone.
(b) He is tired of acting out of spite.
(c) Because spite is a chemical decomposition.
(d) The laws of nature rule out spite as a primary cause.

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

10. What does the writer feel about men of strong character?
(a) They are limited.
(b) They run the world.
(c) They are without limits.
(d) There are very few of them.

11. How does the writer describe the groans of a toothache?
(a) Malice.
(b) Candid.
(c) Unbearable.
(d) Pleasurable .

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

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

14. The writer refers back to his discussion on revenge. What does he say is the primary cause of revenge?
(a) Justice.
(b) The rights of man.
(c) Peace.
(d) Selfishness.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the writer state is man's ultimate shortcoming?

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. What type of act does the writer state everyone will commit and thus betray themselves?

4. Why does the writer want to continue living?

5. What does the writer say can be assumed about men who roar like bulls?

(see the answer keys)

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