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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. How big does the writer state his rational capacity is compared to his capacity to live?
(a) They are equal.
(b) 1/20th.
(c) 1/10th
(d) 1/5th

2. What two things does the writer state are most precious to man?
(a) Love and family.
(b) Revenge and education.
(c) Personality and individuality.
(d) Desire and acceptance.

3. Why does the writer say a man cannot change, even if he tries?
(a) His pride would take over.
(b) There is nothing to change into.
(c) Man does not have the willpower.
(d) A man cannot change what is in his heart.

4. When the writer states that there is something wrong with his liver, why does he refuse to go to a doctor?
(a) His illness is imaginary.
(b) Out of spite.
(c) He does not trust doctors.
(d) He can not afford it.

5. What does the writer say a man can do with no primary cause for action?
(a) Return home and moan.
(b) Give up.
(c) Seek comfort in the wall.
(d) Beat his head against the wall.

Short Answer Questions

1. During Part 1, Chapter 6, the writer discusses what he would have done if he had a career. What is it that the writer would have liked to do?

2. 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?

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

4. How does the writer describe his personality in his previous profession?

5. What does the writer think a man of action does when faced with a wall?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the writer feel about this excuse for revenge and what justification does he state would lead his to revenge?

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

3. What does the writer state these men think about their own groaning?

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

5. What does the writer think is the purpose of intelligence?

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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