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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At which point is a person willing to "let the words go"?
(a) When he or she understands them.
(b) When he or she becomes self-reliant.
(c) When he or she realizes that they are useless.
(d) When he or she no longer needs them.

2. What does Emerson say will explain "the magnetism which all original action exerts"?
(a) The right of every man.
(b) The power of will.
(c) The reason of self-trust.
(d) The force of character.

3. What does Emerson mean in saying that there "will be power not confident but agent" when the soul is present?
(a) We do not hope for power, we have power.
(b) Our power lives.
(c) We do not confide our power to others.
(d) Our power is not prideful.

4. Emerson laments that strong intellects "dare not yet hear God himself, unless he speak the phraseology of..." whom?
(a) Society at large.
(b) Lukas, or Daniel or Isaiah.
(c) David, or Jeremiah or Paul.
(d) Luther, or Milton or Plato.

5. Who instructed the world, according to Emerson?
(a) The world's priests.
(b) The world's teachers.
(c) The world's kings.
(d) The world's geniuses.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which virtue is paid to kings, nobles and great proprietors?

2. What does Emerson say one shouldn't travel in hope of?

3. Emerson explains what underlies the present and life and death. What is it?

4. What is the definition of "docility" as used by Emerson ("our docility to our own law")?

5. Which of the following does Emerson NOT list in the aspects of life in which "It is easy to see that a greater self-reliance must work a revolution"?

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