The Book of Disquiet Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

3. What is the narrator doing any time he is not interacting with people?
(a) Drinking.
(b) Sleeping.
(c) Painting.
(d) Dreaming.

4. What poet has helped the narrator perfect his vision of the world?
(a) Verde.
(b) Frost.
(c) Longfellow.
(d) Pope.

5. What is the subject of the lithograph that the narrator describes?
(a) A mischievious boy.
(b) A sad girl.
(c) A doctor.
(d) An old lady.

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

7. Who, along with a particular poet, has helped the narrator perfect his vision of the world?
(a) His inner being.
(b) His father.
(c) His mother.
(d) His coworkers.

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

9. When does the narrator say he feels more like himself?
(a) When he is at a party.
(b) When he is alone in the park.
(c) When he is with his mother.
(d) When he is sleepy.

10. If reading is a way to dream, who actually guides that dream?
(a) The book's author.
(b) The library.
(c) The reader.
(d) The book publisher.

11. The narrator says he does not need fast automobiles to understand what speed is like. How does he experience speed?
(a) In his daily routine.
(b) At night.
(c) In his thoughts.
(d) In his dreams.

12. What does the narrator suggest may exist in several dimensions including space, the ego, and the ideal?
(a) Humans.
(b) Dreams.
(c) Reasoning.
(d) Faith.

13. What does the narrator say is the worst thing that can happen to a writer who has completed a work?
(a) He realizes he has plagarized.
(b) He realizes it hurts someone's feelings.
(c) He realizes it's no good.
(d) He realizes it is not true.

14. What does the narrator say is an offensive form of human stupidity?
(a) Religion.
(b) Divorce.
(c) Marriage.
(d) Violence.

15. What makes man long for a father figure to guide him, according to the narrator?
(a) Human nature.
(b) Weakness.
(c) Lack of religious upbringing.
(d) Necessity.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what condition does the narrator seem to believe that all other people live in daily?

2. What does the narrator say is best if one simply doesn't think about it?

3. Where does the narrator spend his three-day vacation?

4. In Section 76, the narrator envisions an actual machine being built to allow people to have what ability?

5. What, in addition to dreaming, does the narrator say makes up his life?

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