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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. The writer describes a man who knew every thing about Chateau-Lafite. How does the writer say this man dies?
(a) With a triumphant conscience.
(b) A lonely man.
(c) With regrets.
(d) Peacefully.

2. 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) Disabled.
(b) Unpleasent looking.
(c) Quick to take offense.
(d) Honorable.

3. What does the writer suggest is the result of these feelings about the wall?
(a) Happiness.
(b) Pain.
(c) Relief.
(d) Agony.

4. When would a man stop his vile nature?
(a) Never.
(b) In death.
(c) When the primary causes are clearly defined.
(d) When he becomes enlightened.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why would the writer confess to wrongdoing when he is innocent?

2. What is the human characteristic based on?

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

4. What does the writer say irrationality stems from?

5. Who does the writer say would not understand the feelings of men about their decisions?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. The writer refers to the "beautiful and sublime". What exactly is this in reference to?

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

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

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

7. In Part 1, Chapter 8, the writer attributes many qualities to mankind. Does he finish with any specific conclusion of man, and if so ,what?

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

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

10. The writer states the continual fighting seen throughout the ages is a display of what character flaw of man?

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