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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which virtue is paid to kings, nobles and great proprietors?
(a) Homage.
(b) Loyalty.
(c) Gratitude.
(d) Servitude.

2. How does Emerson claim we give men the power to annoy us?
(a) Through our weakness.
(b) Through our curiosity.
(c) Through our dependence.
(d) Through our friendliness.

3. What does Emerson say one shouldn't travel in hope of?
(a) "Finding Thebes and Palmyra."
(b) "Escaping the difficult decisions ahead."
(c) "Leaving all the past behind."
(d) "Finding somewhat greater than [one] knows."

4. What do Alfred, Scanderbeg and Gustavus have in common?
(a) They all lead their people to great riches.
(b) They all are dukes.
(c) They all protect their kingdoms against powerful enemies.
(d) They all are kings.

5. Which emotions does Emerson say are beneath the state of having "life in yourself"?
(a) Fear and revenge.
(b) Fear and gratitude.
(c) Fear and hope.
(d) Hope and joy.

6. What does Emerson say you can "present every moment"?
(a) Your art.
(b) Your will.
(c) Yourself.
(d) Your own gift.

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

8. What does Emerson say the civilized man no longer know thanks to the Greenwich nautical almanac he has?
(a) The countries of the world.
(b) The hours of the tides.
(c) The cardinal directions.
(d) The stars in the sky.

9. Which artist does Emerson say "will create a house in which all these will find themselves fitted"?
(a) The American artist.
(b) The self-reliant artist.
(c) Dante.
(d) Phidias.

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

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

12. When does Emerson claim power ceases?
(a) As soon as one rests.
(b) When we fail to use it.
(c) As soon as one gives power to others.
(d) When life has ceased.

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

14. What does Emerson recommend we do in our relationships with our family?
(a) Help them build their own self-reliance.
(b) Accept them for who they are.
(c) Ask them for help in building our self-reliance.
(d) Stop living according to their expectations.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do our first journeys reveal?

2. What does Emerson claim we have become, in stating that man will see that we need his ethics?

3. In which hours does Emerson say "We feel that duty is our place"?

4. Which of the following things does Emerson NOT name in explaining what man is "one with"?

5. What is it that man no longer dares to say, according to Emerson?

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