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

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

3. Why doesn't the narrator do any good deeds?
(a) It's too time consuming.
(b) He can't think of any.
(c) They might spark evil outcome.
(d) He doesn't get paid to do good deeds.

4. From which mode does the narrator usually experience things?
(a) Sensory.
(b) Practical.
(c) Religious.
(d) Intellectual.

5. Who is the narrator's boss?
(a) Vasquez.
(b) Moreira.
(c) Soares.
(d) Pessoa.

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

7. What does the narrator expect out of life?
(a) Disappointment.
(b) Fame.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Great wealth.

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

9. What does the narrator believe differentiates him from other people?
(a) His active thinking life.
(b) His active studies of human spirit.
(c) His active social life.
(d) His active religious life.

10. 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.

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

12. What, in addition to dreams, does the narrator say can substitute life?
(a) Movies.
(b) Entertaining.
(c) Music.
(d) Art.

13. What, in addition to dreaming, does the narrator say makes up his life?
(a) Crying.
(b) Drinking.
(c) Thinking.
(d) Action.

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

15. What does the narrator call sensations that keep a person from thinking?
(a) Overdeveloped faith.
(b) Overdreamed dreams.
(c) Underdeveloped faith.
(d) Undreamed dreams.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the narrator, what do people realize as Christianity begins to disappear?

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

3. The narrator says that other people live through their feelings. What does he say that he lives through?

4. According to the narrator, who are the only people who actually think in life?

5. What does the narrator say is a disease born from civilization?

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