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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 the current state of the world?
(a) A time of vengeance.
(b) A time of forgiveness.
(c) A negative time.
(d) A positive time.

2. What does the writer say all men must accept?
(a) Nature.
(b) Pain.
(c) The wall.
(d) Consciousness.

3. How does the writer feel about a man of action?
(a) He feels sorry for him.
(b) He despises him.
(c) He feels there is no need for him.
(d) He envies him.

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

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

6. 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?
(a) As if they are participants in the conversation.
(b) In a demeaning tone.
(c) As if he is giving a speech.
(d) As if they do not understand him.

7. Why does the writer say a man cannot change, even if he tries?
(a) Man does not have the willpower.
(b) A man cannot change what is in his heart.
(c) There is nothing to change into.
(d) His pride would take over.

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

9. 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 weak.
(c) He is eliciting sympathy.
(d) He is truly in pain.

10. 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.

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

12. What does the writer state is a privilege of man that no other animal has?
(a) The ability to do good deeds.
(b) The ability to defy laws of nature.
(c) The ability to swear.
(d) Revenge.

13. How does the writer describe his personality in his previous profession?
(a) Nice.
(b) Aloof.
(c) Indifferent.
(d) Mean.

14. What does the writer say about the offense he took for various things in his life?
(a) It is inconsequential.
(b) He thinks he is cursed.
(c) It is deliberate.
(d) It is because of his difficult life.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does the writer feel his life would be if he lived as a man of action?

3. What do others say about the writer's discussion of himself?

4. 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?

5. What does the writer compare his writings to?

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