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

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

3. Which is the definition of the word "valors" when Caratach is admonished to inquire the mind of the god Audate and replies: "His hidden meaning lies in our endeavours; Our valors are our best gods.")?
(a) Regard and esteem.
(b) Courage and boldness.
(c) Principles and standards.
(d) Distinguishing traits.

4. Emerson claims that man "stands on tiptoe" to see what?
(a) The future.
(b) His blooming garden.
(c) The past.
(d) His own riches.

5. What does Emerson say are "but physiological colors which the eye makes"?
(a) Time and space.
(b) Light and dark.
(c) Reality and perception.
(d) Belief and wisdom.

6. In the final sentence of "Self-Reliance," Emerson writes: "Nothing can bring you peace but" what?
(a) "The triumph of principles."
(b) "The triumph of your character."
(c) "Your own will."
(d) "Yourself."

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

8. What will we gladly do when we have "new perception"?
(a) "Live as strong men."
(b) "Disburden the memory of its hoarded treasures."
(c) "Use words as good when occasion comes."
(d) "Live with God."

9. What "plays us false" in history?
(a) Our imaginations.
(b) Our kings.
(c) Our memories.
(d) Our ceremonies.

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

11. Which of the following does Emerson NOT say "looks abroad" in talking about mimicking other countries?
(a) Our Education.
(b) Our Passion.
(c) Our Art.
(d) Our Religion.

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

13. Emerson claims that a man or company of men can overpower "all cities, nations, kings, rich men, poets" when he or they posses which characteristic?
(a) Being open to principles.
(b) Being entirely self-reliant.
(c) Being fully honest.
(d) Being of great virtue.

14. What has the world been taught by "this colossal symbol," the world's instructors?
(a) The value of loyalty.
(b) The respect due from man to man.
(c) The respect due to the nation's great minds.
(d) The value of virtue.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the state of having "life in yourself" that Emerson describes, what does he claim is of no account?

2. What does Emerson say you can "present every moment"?

3. What does Emerson say we can know about justice?

4. What does Emerson mean in saying that there "will be power not confident but agent" when the soul is present?

5. What does Emerson call "primary wisdom"?

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