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

2. In Part 1, what does the writer state is his profession?
(a) Civil Servant.
(b) Accountant.
(c) Thief.
(d) Doctor.

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

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

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

6. The writer eventually comes to terms with his illness. As he does so, what does he decide about the illness?
(a) It is his normal condition.
(b) It is not unlike other men's illnesses.
(c) It is just something to live with.
(d) It is curable with willpower.

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

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

9. Why does the writer want to continue living?
(a) To spite the gentlemen.
(b) To learn to be a man of action.
(c) Satisfy his rational capacity.
(d) To satisfy his capacity for living.

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

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

12. How big does the writer state his rational capacity is compared to his capacity to live?
(a) 1/10th
(b) 1/5th
(c) 1/20th.
(d) They are equal.

13. What would happen to a man who tries to assert himself?
(a) He would succeed.
(b) He would understand reason.
(c) He would go mad.
(d) He would die.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The writer describes himself in many ways. By the end of Part 1, Chapter 2, he compares himself to a hunchback, and gives himself what character trait?

2. What is a Waganheims?

3. What does the writer say being too conscious is?

4. 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?

5. What are some things the writer believes man will never discover?

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