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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 state is the only purpose of intelligent people?
(a) To fine primary causes.
(b) To define laws.
(c) To think.
(d) To chatter.

2. What is the only thing that can stop a vengeful man?
(a) His conscience.
(b) Victory.
(c) The wall.
(d) His friends.

3. What is the human characteristic based on?
(a) Laws of nature.
(b) Love.
(c) Mistakes.
(d) Revenge.

4. 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 curable with willpower.
(c) It is just something to live with.
(d) It is not unlike other men's illnesses.

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

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

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

8. 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.

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

10. What does the writer say a man can do with no primary cause for action?
(a) Return home and moan.
(b) Give up.
(c) Beat his head against the wall.
(d) Seek comfort in the wall.

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

12. What does the writer say about the laws of mathematics and nature?
(a) They are overcomplicated.
(b) They are a burden to a "man of action".
(c) They are useful only to the educated.
(d) They are undeniable.

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

14. What would a content man do to rebel against the laws of nature?
(a) Seek vengeance against the laws.
(b) Create chaos.
(c) Defy the laws.
(d) Yield to the laws.

15. What does the writer suggest he would be able to do, if scientists found the formula for life?
(a) Understand human nature.
(b) Go back in time.
(c) Find happiness.
(d) Caculate the next 30 years.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the writer say irrationality stems from?

2. When would a man stop his vile nature?

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

4. What type of deeds does the writer admit to committing?

5. What is the reason given for the writer's attitude and behavior in this profession?

(see the answer keys)

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