|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Emerson states, "The way, the thought, the good, shall be wholly strange and new." What does he mean?
(a) That state can be disconcerting in the beginning.
(b) When we reach that state, we will finally understand what others meant in describing it.
(c) That state is unlike anything we've ever experienced.
(d) Each person experiences that state for himself or herself alone.
2. Emerson laments that strong intellects "dare not yet hear God himself, unless he speak the phraseology of..." whom?
(a) David, or Jeremiah or Paul.
(b) Society at large.
(c) Luther, or Milton or Plato.
(d) Lukas, or Daniel or Isaiah.
3. At which point is a person willing to "let the words go"?
(a) When he or she understands them.
(b) When he or she realizes that they are useless.
(c) When he or she no longer needs them.
(d) When he or she becomes self-reliant.
4. 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"?
(b) Modes of living.
5. What will we gladly do when we have "new perception"?
(a) "Disburden the memory of its hoarded treasures."
(b) "Live as strong men."
(c) "Live with God."
(d) "Use words as good when occasion comes."
Short Answer Questions
1. Which virtue is paid to kings, nobles and great proprietors?
2. 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?
3. According to Emerson, Galileo did more with what than anyone since?
4. What does Emerson say are "another sort of false prayer"?
5. What is the attribute of the Supreme Cause according to Emerson?
This section contains 311 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)