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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 a man of action?
(a) A classy member of society.
(b) Extraordinary.
(c) Normal.
(d) A leader.

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

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

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

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

6. What does the writer regret not doing more of in his life?
(a) Complain more often.
(b) Love others.
(c) Slap others.
(d) Seek vengeance.

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

8. In Part 1, Chapter 3, what does the writer say a wall is, to a man of action?
(a) Simply a small obstacle.
(b) A deterrent.
(c) A challenge.
(d) A fact of life.

9. What does the writer say is the result of consciousness?
(a) Loathing.
(b) Inertia.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Pain.

10. In Part I, Chapter 1, what does the writer say about himself?
(a) He is a highly educated person.
(b) He is fictional.
(c) He is a person of great wealth.
(d) He is a real person.

11. Under what condition would a man only have to sleep, eat, and complain?
(a) Economic prosperity.
(b) Peace.
(c) Contentment.
(d) Sorrow.

12. While the writer explains man's reasoning for taking revenge, why can he himself not seek revenge?
(a) He does not find virtue in it.
(b) His actions are never justified.
(c) He is weak.
(d) Because of his illness.

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

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

15. 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) He is different because of it.
(c) Normal.
(d) Ashamed.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. What does the writer suggest he would be able to do, if scientists found the formula for life?

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

4. What type of things does a man do when he is unsure of his true interests?

5. How does the writer regard these feelings about the wall?

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