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

2. What is the ultimate result of the writer's always being offended?
(a) It causes his illness.
(b) Nothing.
(c) It eventually becomes true.
(d) It turns him into a sour man.

3. The writer describes himself in many ways. By the end of Part 1, Chapter 2, he compares himself to a hunchback, and gives himself what character trait?
(a) Unpleasent looking.
(b) Honorable.
(c) Disabled.
(d) Quick to take offense.

4. In Part 1, what does the writer state is his profession?
(a) Civil Servant.
(b) Accountant.
(c) Thief.
(d) Doctor.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the writer think men of action are spontaneous?

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

3. How does the writer describe the groans of a toothache?

4. In Part 1, Chapter 2, the writer describes the attitudes men have toward their own illness. What does the writer say about his own and others' attitudes toward their illnesses?

5. How many times has the writer fallen in love?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the writer feel men take revenge?

2. Why does the writer quit working?

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

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

5. How does the writer turn a negative characteristic such as laziness into a positive characteristic?

6. What does the writer say taking revenge does to a man?

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

8. What does the writer think will happen if scientists find a formula that predicts where desires originate?

9. How does the writer describe his servant?

10. What type of man makes the writer envious?

(see the answer keys)

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