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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the writer suggest is the result of these feelings about the wall?
(a) Pain.
(b) Relief.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Agony.

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

3. How long does the writer state his toothache lasts?
(a) Never.
(b) One month.
(c) One year.
(d) Two weeks.

4. How does the writer define desire?
(a) As a manifestation of life.
(b) A law of nature.
(c) A justification to do wrong.
(d) An unwillfull act of man.

5. Why would the writer confess to wrongdoing when he is innocent?
(a) He is always at fault.
(b) To save a friend.
(c) Just to apologize.
(d) Out of spite.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of death does the writer say would be a delight?

2. What does the writer compare a man to when he is consumed with revenge?

3. When the writer states that there is something wrong with his liver, why does he refuse to go to a doctor?

4. What type of person does the writer think could not desire something that is to his disadvantage?

5. During Part 1, Chapter 6, the writer discusses what he would have done if he had a career. What is it that the writer would have liked to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. In his conversation about the formula of determining free will and desire, what does the writer suppose would explain actions if such a formula did in fact exist?

2. Who does the writer state is the antithesis of a normal person?

3. Who does the writer say will submit to the wall?

4. The writer expresses his feelings on why the reader may think he is writing about men of action. What does he say about what the reader may think of his writings?

5. At the beginning of Part 1, Chapter 1, the writer provides the reader with a self description. How does the writer describe himself?

6. Why does the writer feel men take revenge?

7. In the beginning of Part 1, Chapter 3, the writer poses a question about revenge. How does he state that men are able to take revenge on another?

8. In Part 1, Chapter 7, the writer discusses human advantage. According to the writer what is the main premise of human advantage?

9. What does the writer say about a person who groans with pain?

10. What does the writer say man will and will not be able to do if these formulas exist?

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