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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 does the writer think a man of action does when faced with a wall?
(a) Finds a solution.
(b) Gives up.
(c) Changes his approach.
(d) Seeks assistance.

2. What does the writer regret not doing more of in his life?
(a) Seek vengeance.
(b) Love others.
(c) Complain more often.
(d) Slap others.

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

4. The writer describes a man who knew every thing about Chateau-Lafite. How does the writer say this man dies?
(a) Peacefully.
(b) A lonely man.
(c) With regrets.
(d) With a triumphant conscience.

5. How does the writer regard these feelings about the wall?
(a) They are incorrect.
(b) They are curious.
(c) They are correct.
(d) They are preposterous.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the writer say is the result of consciousness?

3. What does the writer state he would like his own will to coincide with?

4. The writer discusses a pleasure that comes from his illness. From where does the pleasure stem?

5. How does the writer describe a man of action?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the writer find when he arrives at the dinner party and how does he feel about it?

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

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

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

5. Describe the characteristics of a romantic, according to the writer.

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

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

8. 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?

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

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

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