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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When does Emerson claim that the luster "will be transferred from the actions of kings to those of gentlemen"?
(a) When men begin to trust in themselves.
(b) When men act with original views.
(c) When men begin to realize their own value.
(d) When men begin using their reason.

2. What do our first journeys reveal?
(a) A fool's paradise.
(b) The ruins of ruins.
(c) The wonders of the world.
(d) The indifference of places.

3. What does Emerson claim has happened to "the highest truth on this subject" in referencing the point of the essay overall?
(a) It cannot prevail.
(b) It cannot be understood.
(c) It shall remain a mystery.
(d) It remains unsaid.

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

5. What does Emerson say the man who is "really of their class" will be the founder of?
(a) His family.
(b) His own tradition.
(c) His own nation.
(d) A sect.

Short Answer Questions

1. What will we gladly do when we have "new perception"?

2. What does Emerson claim must we do in order to see truly?

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

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

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

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