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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. An individual is justified in being what according to the law of heightened consciousness?
(a) An intellectual.
(b) A scoundrel.
(c) A sick man.
(d) A man of action.

2. What does the writer say is the result of consciousness?
(a) Loathing.
(b) Inertia.
(c) Pain.
(d) Happiness.

3. 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?
(a) They keep their illness a secret.
(b) They take pride in them.
(c) They are ashamed of their illnesses.
(d) They flaunt their illnesses.

4. What does the writer state is the only purpose of intelligent people?
(a) To define laws.
(b) To fine primary causes.
(c) To chatter.
(d) To think.

5. What does the writer state would be his primary cause for any action?
(a) Pain.
(b) Spite.
(c) Glory.
(d) Honor.

Short Answer Questions

1. While the writer explains man's reasoning for taking revenge, why can he himself not seek revenge?

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

3. The writer refers back to his discussion on revenge. What does he say is the primary cause of revenge?

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

5. What does the writer say has offended him all of his life?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the writer quit working?

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

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

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

5. How does the writer feel about this excuse for revenge and what justification does he state would lead his to revenge?

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

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

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

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

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

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