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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Emerson describe the relationship between the soul and the "divine spirit"?
(a) Strained.
(b) Pure.
(c) Loving.
(d) Harmonious.

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

3. Emerson claims that there are "two confessionals, in one or the other of which we must be shriven." What are the confessionals he is referring to?
(a) God and others.
(b) God and the self.
(c) God and the Church.
(d) Others and the self.

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

5. According to Emerson, what is the same to both "kingdom and lordship" and "John and Edward"?
(a) The importance of character.
(b) The things of life.
(c) The value of a palace.
(d) The force of power.

Short Answer Questions

1. At which point is a person willing to "let the words go"?

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

3. Who does Emerson say has chosen "our arts, our occupations, our marriages, our religion"?

4. What do our first journeys reveal?

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

(see the answer keys)

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