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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 type of deeds does the writer admit to committing?
(a) Good.
(b) Vile.
(c) Altruistic.
(d) Selfish.

2. How does the writer describe his personality in his previous profession?
(a) Aloof.
(b) Indifferent.
(c) Mean.
(d) Nice.

3. How does the writer feel his life would be if he lived as a man of action?
(a) More interesting.
(b) Boring.
(c) More difficult.
(d) Easier.

4. What does the writer compare a man to when he is consumed with revenge?
(a) An insect.
(b) A wall.
(c) A maddened bull.
(d) A monster.

5. How does the writer describe the current state of the world?
(a) A time of vengeance.
(b) A time of forgiveness.
(c) A positive time.
(d) A negative time.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the ultimate result of the writer's always being offended?

3. The writer goes on to explain what men do because they cannot change. What does the writer think men do in this instance?

4. What does the writer state is a privilege of man that no other animal has?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. In Part 2, Chapter 6, the writer wakes up to a clock chiming. How does he describe the clock?

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

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

7. The writer continues to ridicule Liza and her work and describes a rather somber death. What does the writer say a prostitute's death will be?

8. What is Apollon's reaction to the writer when he is asked to go to the tavern for tea and biscuits?

9. What type of man makes the writer envious?

10. In a discussion about his illness, the writer talks about his superstitions. What is he superstitious about and what does he say about these superstitions?

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