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. What does Emerson say one should ask the "invaders" to do since "God is here within"?
(a) Take off their shoes.
(b) Go for a walk.
(c) Stay away.
(d) Finally be calm.

2. What does Emerson say a man will find himself if he exercises his reason?
(a) A true princess.
(b) A welcoming home.
(c) A respectful community.
(d) A true prince.

3. What is a man worth that "tries all the professions"?
(a) A thousand college students.
(b) A hundred city dolls.
(c) Less than a farmer.
(d) Less than a minister.

4. Which system does Emerson accuse of fostering restlessness?
(a) Our system of politics.
(b) Our system of travel.
(c) Our system of religion.
(d) Our system of education.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who said "To the persevering mortal ... the blessed Immortals are swift"?

2. What does Emerson say members are required to surrender in his comparison to joint-stock companies?

3. Emerson explains what underlies the present and life and death. What is it?

4. What is an institution the lengthened shadow of?

5. What does Emerson say conformity does in his objection to it?

(see the answer key)

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