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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. What does the writer suggest is the result of these feelings about the wall?

2. What does the writer say man is trying to do?

3. What does the writer say can be assumed about men who roar like bulls?

4. Why does the writer want to continue living?

5. In Part 1, Chapter 3, what does the writer say a wall is, to a man of action?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the writer describe his servant?

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

3. How does the writer continue to explain a man of action's seemingly dull-witted actions and justifications?

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

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

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

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

8. 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?

9. Who does the writer state is the antithesis of a normal person?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When the writer wakes up next to Liza, he is disgusted and begins to yell at her. Discuss this tirade. Do you think he is disgusted at Liza because she is a prostitute or at himself? What is the result of the writer's tirade?

Essay Topic 2

In your opinion, do you think the writer is a "Hero" or a "Coward"? Provide examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

In Part 2 of the book, the writer often refers to the snow. What does the snow represent to or say about the writer?

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