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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 was remarkable about the bull this farmer owned?
(a) It was albino.
(b) It was expensive.
(c) It was wild.
(d) It was a half-breed.
2. Growing up, Lessing was briefly a member of what party?
(c) The Tea Party.
3. When the bull keeper was killed, who asked for compensation?
(a) No one.
(b) The farmer.
(c) The owner of the bull.
(d) The boy's parents.
4. During a riot in Brussels, what shocking act did humans perform on corpses?
(a) Grave robbing.
5. Lessing found the tree cutting to be symbolic of ____________.
(a) "Fanatical religion."
(b) "Awful primitivism."
(c) "Human evolution."
(d) "Typical behavior."
Short Answer Questions
1. What nationality was Friedrich Hebbel?
2. What was the race of the boy the bull killed?
3. What does Lessing believe that humans know?
4. Where did the miner's strike referenced by Lessing take place?
5. According to Lessing, what do Christians believe in?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did Lessing believe sub-groups with opposing positions were dangerous?
2. Why did Lessing feel that our ability to consider differing viewpoints might save the human race?
3. What was the purpose of cutting down a tree associated with a traitor? Why did Lessing find it ridiculous?
4. According to Lessing, how is the group mentality different from individual mentality?
5. As Lessing looked ahead, how would people of the future feel, considering our lack of ability to change?
6. What is remarkable about the fact that the blacks were treated as second class citizens in Rhodesia?
7. What service did Lessing feel that novelists brought to the world?
8. When onlookers recognize that others are lying, Lessing believed they refuse to protest the lies for what purpose?
9. Why does Lessing consider the age of Arthastra to be significant?
10. What ideas do the quotes prior to "When in the Future They Look Back on Us" demonstrate?
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