Self-Reliance Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Paragraph 28-End of Essay.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Emerson make an example of when talking about living according to his recommendations?
(a) True geniuses.
(b) Minors and invalids.
(c) Great men.
(d) Great artists.

2. How does Emerson measure the degree to which a thing is real?
(a) By the measure of virtue it contains.
(b) By the measure of life it contains within it.
(c) By the degree of power it exhibits.
(d) By the degree of trust it has in the Supreme Cause.

3. What does Emerson mean when he writes: "...yet when the devout motions of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color"?
(a) You should give up your life for those that give form to God.
(b) God will take on form even if you never believed in a deity.
(c) Encourage the artists that paint the likeness of God.
(d) You will find that God has an actual form.

4. What does Emerson say goes with him everywhere he goes?
(a) His guilt.
(b) His suggestions.
(c) His giant.
(d) His trunk.

5. "Nature suffers nothing to remain in her kingdoms which..."?
(a) "...cannot display power."
(b) "...cannot help itself."
(c) "...cannot speak the truth."
(d) "...cannot help others."

Short Answer Questions

1. What does conformity explain?

2. What is the attribute of the Supreme Cause according to Emerson?

3. Emerson mentions something personal to him that makes "no reference" to the past and simply exists with God today. What is it?

4. What does Emerson say the world will do to you for nonconformity?

5. Emerson says boys try and sentence people and facts based on what?

(see the answer key)

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