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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. Who does the writer state is the only one who knows what desire depends on?
(a) God.
(b) Nature.
(c) Man.
(d) The devil.

2. In Part 1 Chapter 8, the writer talks about a mathematical formula for what human characteristic?
(a) Human desire.
(b) Revenge.
(c) Kindness.
(d) Self control.

3. What does the writer state he would like his own will to coincide with?
(a) The majority.
(b) His education.
(c) His understanding of the world.
(d) His normal interests.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the writer say man is in the eyes of nature?

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. How does the writer define desire?

5. How does the writer describe his apartment?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

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

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

7. What does the writer want to do when the others arrive and what does he actually do?

8. When the writer goes to visit Anton Antonych, there are other men also visiting. What do the men discuss and how does the writer feel about this conversation?

9. Why does the writer state that in his life he often takes insignificant roles?

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

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