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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. Under what condition would a man only have to sleep, eat, and complain?
(a) Peace.
(b) Sorrow.
(c) Contentment.
(d) Economic prosperity.

2. What type of person does the writer think could not desire something that is to his disadvantage?
(a) Uneducated.
(b) Man of action.
(c) Educated.
(d) The gentleman.

3. What does the writer say all men must accept?
(a) Nature.
(b) The wall.
(c) Consciousness.
(d) Pain.

4. What does the writer say man is trying to do?
(a) Find meaning.
(b) Seek revenge.
(c) Prove himself.
(d) Empower himself.

5. What does the writer compare his writings to?
(a) The Waganheims.
(b) The man faced with the wall.
(c) The moan of a man with a toothache.
(d) The mouse.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the writer describe the current state of the world?

2. What does the writer say can be assumed about men who roar like bulls?

3. 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?

4. What does the writer say about the laws of mathematics and nature?

5. What would happen to a man who tries to assert himself?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Zverkov's attitude toward the writer?

2. What is Zverkov's reaction to the writer's complaint about not being informed of the change in time for the dinner party?

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

4. In Part 2, Chapter 7 the writer is having a conversation with Liza and describes her duties to men. What does he say she must do if he whistles at her?

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

6. How does the writer try to cover up his feelings about Liza being at his apartment?

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

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

9. The writer wakes up after being drunk and finds someone next to him. How does he describe this person?

10. The writer describes some office clerks that repulse him. Discuss these characters.

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