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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. In Part 1, Chapter 8, the writer addresses the gentlemen about the nature of desire, the devil, and God. How exactly does the writer address this audience?
(a) As if they do not understand him.
(b) As if he is giving a speech.
(c) As if they are participants in the conversation.
(d) In a demeaning tone.

2. How does the writer feel about a man of action?
(a) He envies him.
(b) He feels there is no need for him.
(c) He despises him.
(d) He feels sorry for him.

3. In Part 1 Chapter 8, the writer talks about a mathematical formula for what human characteristic?
(a) Revenge.
(b) Kindness.
(c) Human desire.
(d) Self control.

4. What does the writer say has offended him all of his life?
(a) Gravity.
(b) Other men.
(c) The good nature of others.
(d) The laws of nature.

5. How does the writer regard these feelings about the wall?
(a) They are incorrect.
(b) They are correct.
(c) They are preposterous.
(d) They are curious.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the only thing that can stop a vengeful man?

2. What does the writer feel about men of strong character?

3. The writer describes a man who knew every thing about Chateau-Lafite. How does the writer say this man dies?

4. What do others say about the writer's discussion of himself?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the writer describe his servant?

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

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

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

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

6. What does the writer say about the families of men who continually groan with pain?

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. What type of man makes the writer envious?

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

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

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