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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What about the novels he reads makes the narrator cry?
(a) He can't meet the characters in reality.
(b) Novels that are more than 500 pages.
(c) He cannot change the characters to his own way of thinking.
(d) The characters all seem so happy.

2. What does sunrise in the city make the narrator do?
(a) Sleep.
(b) Live.
(c) Think.
(d) Awaken.

3. Who is the author of The Book of Disquiet?
(a) Pessoa.
(b) Vasquez.
(c) Moreira.
(d) Soares.

4. What complaint does the narrator make about the Tagus River in Section 79?
(a) People have turned it into recreation.
(b) It has a bad smell.
(c) It is too narrow.
(d) It's natural beauty has been destroyed.

5. According to the narrator, what is a cult not worthy of worship?
(a) Judaism.
(b) Humanity.
(c) Hindu.
(d) Christianity.

6. What does the narrator say will contain little intelligence and much stupidity?
(a) Any idea born in his workplace.
(b) Any idea born by a group of people.
(c) Any idea he offers.
(d) Any idea based on religion rather than intellect.

7. What, according to the narrator, is better than any destination one could travel to see?
(a) Nothing.
(b) The trip you take to the altar to commit your life to the Lord.
(c) The trip you take in your imagination.
(d) Sleep.

8. What does the narrator say is necessary to become king of the world?
(a) An active imagination.
(b) Good political pull.
(c) Lots of respect and money.
(d) A large inheritance.

9. How does rain make the narrator feel?
(a) Lonely.
(b) Sleepy.
(c) Anxious.
(d) Invigorated.

10. How does the narrator describe his own face in a photo of him and his work associates?
(a) Bright and friendly.
(b) Lifeless and lacking in intelligence.
(c) Aging and lacking potential promotion.
(d) Bland and lacking interest.

11. What further sickens the narrator about the common human beings?
(a) Watching a couple hold hands in the park.
(b) Walking among them and listening to them talk.
(c) Seeing a high school graduation ceremony.
(d) Seeing them play with their children.

12. Who admits to not reading the narrator's writings because he cannot understand them?
(a) The narrator's editor.
(b) The narrator's father.
(c) The narrator's boss.
(d) The narrator himself.

13. How does being around other people and talking with them make the narrator feel?
(a) Energized.
(b) Inspired.
(c) Tired.
(d) Confused.

14. In what condition does the narrator seem to believe that all other people live in daily?
(a) Unconscious bravery.
(b) Unconscious sleep.
(c) Unconscious intelligence.
(d) Unconscious stupor.

15. What does the narrator define as a phenomenon where a person is unaware of a flash of intelligence?
(a) Unconscious stupor.
(b) Unconscious mind lightening.
(c) Unconscious intelligence.
(d) Unconscious brain spark.

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator says he does not need fast automobiles to understand what speed is like. How does he experience speed?

2. What, in addition to dreams, does the narrator say can substitute life?

3. What does the narrator suggest may exist in several dimensions including space, the ego, and the ideal?

4. What source does the author use frequently for the imagery of his descriptions and definitions?

5. At what unusual time are the people in the narrator's office forced to turn off the electrical lights?

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