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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. 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?
(a) Make everything beautiful.
(b) Rid the world of distastful things.
(c) Live honorably.
(d) Be a drunkard.

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

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

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

5. What type of things does a man do when he is unsure of his true interests?
(a) Vile things.
(b) Honorable things.
(c) Spontaneous things.
(d) Unproductive things.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the writer define desire?

2. What would happen to a man who tries to assert himself?

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

4. Why does the writer want to continue living?

5. What does the writer think will become of man's will when it is put in mathematical formulas?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the writer state these men think about their own groaning?

2. Why does the writer think man sometimes desires nonsense?

3. 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?

4. Why does the writer feel men take revenge?

5. According to the writer, what is the difference between reason and desire?

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

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

8. What does the writer's self description tell the reader about this character?

9. 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?

10. What does the writer say about the laws of nature with regard to mankind?

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