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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. 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?
(a) A lion.
(b) A mouse.
(c) An outsider.
(d) A model citizen.

2. The writer describes himself in many ways. By the end of Part 1, Chapter 2, he compares himself to a hunchback, and gives himself what character trait?
(a) Quick to take offense.
(b) Unpleasent looking.
(c) Honorable.
(d) Disabled.

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

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

5. What does the writer state man wants to cling to?
(a) Abject foolishness.
(b) The greatness of others.
(c) Revenge.
(d) The laws of nature.

Short Answer Questions

1. The writer refers back to his discussion on revenge. What does he say is the primary cause of revenge?

2. In Part 1 Chapter 8, the writer talks about a mathematical formula for what human characteristic?

3. In what does the writer find pleasure?

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

5. What is a troglodyte?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the writer say about the laws of nature with regard to mankind?

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

4. The writer refers to the "beautiful and sublime". What exactly is this in reference to?

5. What type of man makes the writer envious?

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

7. 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?

8. How does the writer describe his servant?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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