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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The writer describes a man who knew every thing about Chateau-Lafite. How does the writer say this man dies?
2. What type of death does the writer say would be a delight?
3. What does the writer state would be his primary cause for any action?
4. What are some things the writer believes man will never discover?
5. 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?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the writer think is the purpose of intelligence?
2. What does the writer's self description tell the reader about this character?
3. How does the writer turn a negative characteristic such as laziness into a positive characteristic?
4. Why does the writer quit working?
5. 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?
6. 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?
7. What does the writer think will happen if scientists find a formula that predicts where desires originate?
8. According to the writer, what is the difference between reason and desire?
9. How does the writer feel about this excuse for revenge and what justification does he state would lead his to revenge?
10. What does the writer think is a perfect description for man?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In your opinion, do you think the writer is a "Hero" or a "Coward"? Provide examples to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
In Part 1, Chapter 7, the writer discusses the human advantage. He tries to make an argument for doing good as a result of its advantages. However, he finds loopholes in this argument. Discuss the writer's theory on the human advantage and the flaw's noted by the writer.
Essay Topic 3
The writer states that he is envious of the normal man. Do you think the writer is a normal man? Why? Why does the writer not feel he is a normal man? What is it about the normal man that the writer is envious of?
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