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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Emerson say are "another sort of false prayer"?
(a) Imitation.
(b) Disunity.
(c) Our regrets.
(d) Our creeds.

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

3. "The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost" what?
(a) His will to travel.
(b) A road to go by.
(c) The use of his horses.
(d) The use of his feet.

4. In the state of having "life in yourself" that Emerson describes, what does he claim is of no account?
(a) A man's own personal interest.
(b) The will and wanting of others.
(c) Vast spaces of nature and long intervals of time.
(d) This world's many riches.

5. What kind of prayer does Emerson call "vicious"?
(a) Prayer that appeals thoughtlessly to God.
(b) Dishonest prayer.
(c) Disheartened prayer.
(d) Prayer that craves a particular commodity.

Short Answer Questions

1. Emerson says that another person of greater obedience can master him, although he does not do what?

2. What does Emerson say goes with him everywhere he goes?

3. Emerson compares society to what in saying "(it) moves onward, but the water of which it is composed does not"?

4. Emerson claims that man "stands on tiptoe" to see what?

5. What is a hieroglyphic as referred to in talking about virtue paid to kings, nobles and great proprietors?

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