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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Emerson say he likes "better than any preaching"?
(a) The quiet of a sanctuary.
(b) The silent church before the service begins.
(c) The willingness to take action.
(d) The look of a full congregation.

2. Which of the following countries does Emerson NOT mention in talking about traveling?
(a) Egypt.
(b) Italy.
(c) China.
(d) Greece.

3. Who instructed the world, according to Emerson?
(a) The world's priests.
(b) The world's geniuses.
(c) The world's kings.
(d) The world's teachers.

4. What does Emerson say it requires to "cast off the common motives of humanity"?
(a) Something warlike.
(b) Something fierce.
(c) Something godlike.
(d) Something ingenious.

5. How does Emerson say a cultivated man feels about his property?
(a) Respectful.
(b) Ashamed.
(c) Satisfied.
(d) Proud.

6. What does Emerson say conspires against "the sanity and authority of the soul"?
(a) Religion.
(b) Worship.
(c) Our mind.
(d) Time.

7. What is a hieroglyphic as referred to in talking about virtue paid to kings, nobles and great proprietors?
(a) A puzzle.
(b) An Egyptian pictogram.
(c) A monument.
(d) A symbol.

8. Which of the following examples does Emerson NOT name in conjunction with the attribute of the Supreme Cause?
(a) Eloquence.
(b) Commerce.
(c) Whaling.
(d) Farming.

9. How does Emerson describe perception?
(a) Perception is something one chooses on one's own.
(b) Perception is different for each person.
(c) Perception is as much a fact as the sun.
(d) Perception should be contradicted.

10. No one but whom can teach us "that which (we) can do best"?
(a) Our maker.
(b) Ourselves.
(c) Our Divine Spirit.
(d) Our Inner Voice.

11. How does Emerson describe the relationship between the soul and the "divine spirit"?
(a) Harmonious.
(b) Strained.
(c) Loving.
(d) Pure.

12. What does Emerson NOT say is a good reason to travel?
(a) To be amused.
(b) So that man becomes domesticated.
(c) For study.
(d) For the purpose of art.

13. What does God communicate when he speaks, according to Emerson?
(a) Pure light.
(b) His will.
(c) The truth.
(d) All things.

14. Which of the following does Emerson NOT use as an example of self-sufficiency?
(a) A child growing up to be a man.
(b) A tree recovering from a storm.
(c) The creation of a planet.
(d) A rose blooming after a storm.

15. Emerson says we should do what instead of sitting down to "cry for company" with others?
(a) Impart to them truth and health in rough electric shocks.
(b) Impart to them strength and good will in simple sweetness.
(c) Impart to them friendship and companionship in uncomplicated sympathy.
(d) Impart to them will and self-sufficiency in course precision of reality.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which artist does Emerson say "will create a house in which all these will find themselves fitted"?

2. Emerson states, "The way, the thought, the good, shall be wholly strange and new." What does he mean?

3. What does Emerson say are "but physiological colors which the eye makes"?

4. What does Emerson recommend we do in our relationships with our family?

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

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