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

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

3. How long has the writer been underground?
(a) 40 years.
(b) 30 years.
(c) 20 years.
(d) 10 years.

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

5. While the writer explains man's reasoning for taking revenge, why can he himself not seek revenge?
(a) He does not find virtue in it.
(b) He is weak.
(c) His actions are never justified.
(d) Because of his illness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the writer think of being defined as a lazy fellow?

2. What does the writer suggest is the result of these feelings about the wall?

3. Who does the writer state is the only one who knows what desire depends on?

4. Why does the writer want to continue living?

5. After describing a man of action, the writer notes what how a man of action feels about himself. According to the writer, what does a man of action feel himself to be?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the writer think is the purpose of intelligence?

2. What does the writer think is a perfect description for man?

3. Why does the writer quit working?

4. How does the writer explain the reason for man of action being a dull-witted person?

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

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

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

8. Why does the writer feel men take revenge?

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

10. How does the writer continue to explain a man of action's seemingly dull-witted actions and justifications?

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