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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. When a man identifies the primary cause of an action, how does he go about this action?
(a) With force.
(b) With primary cause, there is no reason to take action.
(c) Cautiously.
(d) Calmly.

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

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

4. In Part 1, Chapter 3, the writer again discusses the wall and suggests how various types of people may perceive the wall. What does he say that some people do when they are faced with the wall?
(a) Blame themselves for its existence.
(b) Consult with nature about its existence.
(c) Blame others for its existence.
(d) Rebel against nature because of its existence.

5. What is the ultimate result of the writer's always being offended?
(a) It eventually becomes true.
(b) It causes his illness.
(c) It turns him into a sour man.
(d) Nothing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does a sense of revenge do to a man?

2. What does the writer regret not doing more of in his life?

3. What does the writer state man wants to cling to?

4. Why would the writer confess to wrongdoing when he is innocent?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the writer explain the reason for man of action being a dull-witted person?

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

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

4. In the beginning of Part 1, Chapter 3, the writer poses a question about revenge. How does he state that men are able to take revenge on another?

5. In Part 1, Chapter 8, the writer attributes many qualities to mankind. Does he finish with any specific conclusion of man, and if so ,what?

6. What does the writer say about a person who groans with pain?

7. What does the writer say man will and will not be able to do if these formulas exist?

8. 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?

9. Why does the writer think man sometimes desires nonsense?

10. Why does the writer feel men take revenge?

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