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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator say is a disease born from civilization?
(a) Christianity.
(b) Romanticism.
(c) Judaism.
(d) Illiteracy.

2. What source does the author use frequently for the imagery of his descriptions and definitions?
(a) The dictionary.
(b) Nature.
(c) Literary terms.
(d) Religious terminology.

3. 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) In his thoughts.
(c) At night.
(d) In his dreams.

4. What does the narrator say is a product of dreams, a copy of real life?
(a) Thoughts.
(b) Literature.
(c) Religion.
(d) Art.

5. Why does the narrator say poetry should be written by children?
(a) Because they understand meter.
(b) Because it is elementary.
(c) Because they have a natural rhythm.
(d) Because they have an honesty that cannot be duplicated.

6. To live each day to its fullest, what does the narrator say one must do?
(a) Forget the previous day.
(b) Pick up where the previous day left off.
(c) Do one good deed more than the previous day.
(d) Recall the previous day.

7. Where does the narrator spend his three-day vacation?
(a) At the beach.
(b) In the mountains.
(c) Fishing at a river.
(d) In his apartment.

8. According to the narrator, what is the result of the disappearance of Christianity?
(a) Romanticism.
(b) Hedonism.
(c) Satanism.
(d) Judaism.

9. How many types of artists does the narrator say there are?
(a) 1.
(b) 3.
(c) 2.
(d) 5.

10. What does the narrator say is best if one simply doesn't think about it?
(a) Marriage.
(b) Faith.
(c) Life.
(d) Love.

11. What is the only thing the narrator recognizes as reality?
(a) The unconditional love of his father.
(b) The unconditional love of his mother.
(c) The love of God.
(d) His own sensations.

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

13. According to the narrator, what is it that people really love of other people?
(a) The lustitude of other people.
(b) The spirit of other people.
(c) Their concept of other people.
(d) The bodies of other people.

14. What does autumn remind the narrator?
(a) That summer is finally ending.
(b) That all things eventually die.
(c) That Halloween is near.
(d) That winter is on its way.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator believe about breaking the laws of grammar?

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

3. After rereading some of his writings, what does the narrator think of them?

4. What sight makes the narrator wish he had the "gift of ruthless self-expression?"

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

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