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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who said "To the persevering mortal ... the blessed Immortals are swift"?
(d) Caliph Ali.
2. How does Emerson describe perception?
(a) Perception is different for each person.
(b) Perception should be contradicted.
(c) Perception is something one chooses on one's own.
(d) Perception is as much a fact as the sun.
3. At which point is a person willing to "let the words go"?
(a) When he or she becomes self-reliant.
(b) When he or she understands them.
(c) When he or she realizes that they are useless.
(d) When he or she no longer needs them.
4. 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) Courage and boldness.
(b) Principles and standards.
(c) Regard and esteem.
(d) Distinguishing traits.
5. In writing about strength, to whom does Emerson compare the American?
(a) The Viking.
(b) The Ecuadorian.
(c) The Algerian.
(d) The New Zealander.
6. What is the definition of "docility" as used by Emerson ("our docility to our own law")?
7. What does Emerson say are "but physiological colors which the eye makes"?
(a) Belief and wisdom.
(b) Light and dark.
(c) Time and space.
(d) Reality and perception.
8. When does Emerson claim that the luster "will be transferred from the actions of kings to those of gentlemen"?
(a) When men begin to realize their own value.
(b) When men act with original views.
(c) When men begin to trust in themselves.
(d) When men begin using their reason.
9. What has the world been taught by "this colossal symbol," the world's instructors?
(a) The respect due from man to man.
(b) The value of virtue.
(c) The respect due to the nation's great minds.
(d) The value of loyalty.
10. Emerson mentions something personal to him that makes "no reference" to the past and simply exists with God today. What is it?
(a) His house.
(b) His book.
(c) His patron saint.
(d) His roses.
11. What is antinomianism ("The populace think that your rejection of popular standards is ... mere antinomianism")?
(b) Rejection of society.
(d) Rejection of manners.
12. What do young men do if they fail in their first enterprises?
(a) Doubt themselves.
(b) Turn to God.
(c) Turn to society for help.
(d) Lose all heart.
13. Which of the following countries does Emerson NOT mention in talking about traveling?
14. What does Emerson say one shouldn't travel in hope of?
(a) "Finding somewhat greater than [one] knows."
(b) "Leaving all the past behind."
(c) "Escaping the difficult decisions ahead."
(d) "Finding Thebes and Palmyra."
15. How does Emerson say a cultivated man feels about his property?
Short Answer Questions
1. 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?
2. In the state of having "life in yourself" that Emerson describes, what does he claim is of no account?
3. What does Emerson claim must we do in order to see truly?
4. What does Emerson say you can "present every moment"?
5. Emerson announces "The delegation from Essex! The Democrats from New Hampshire!" in an attempt to show that men feel strong under which circumstances?
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