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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. What would a content man do to rebel against the laws of nature?
(a) Create chaos.
(b) Seek vengeance against the laws.
(c) Yield to the laws.
(d) Defy the laws.

2. What is a Waganheims?
(a) Man of Action.
(b) Doctor.
(c) A nobleman.
(d) Dentist.

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

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

5. How many times has the writer fallen in love?
(a) He is always in love.
(b) Three times.
(c) Twice.
(d) Never.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the writer say irrationality stems from?

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

3. What fundamental law does the writer say governs this dilemma of change?

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

5. In Part 1 Chapter 8, the writer talks about a mathematical formula for what human characteristic?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. In his conversation about the formula of determining free will and desire, what does the writer suppose would explain actions if such a formula did in fact exist?

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

6. Discuss the writer's profession and his feelings about his work.

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

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

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

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

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