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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the author advise people to do if they feel they must disclose information about themselves to others?
(a) Use a pseudonym.
(b) Don't discuss feelings.
(c) Not to talk about family.
2. Why is the narrator sad to see the office boy quit?
(a) He has developed a close relationship with the boy.
(b) He feels like he's losing a part of his life.
(c) He sees so much potential in the boy.
(d) He is jealous.
3. What does the narrator say he would be happy to do without having to live?
4. How does the narrator refer to tedium?
(a) As a goal all should strive to achieve.
(b) As a disease.
(c) As cancer.
(d) As a multiple personality disorder.
5. Which play does the narrator say is terribly flawed?
(a) A Mid-Summer Night's Dream.
(d) King Lear.
6. How does the narrator multi-task?
(a) By dreaming while he works.
(b) By being practical in his art.
(c) By sleeping while he works.
(d) By writing while he works.
7. What does the narrator say is the only thing worth doing?
8. In what genre does The Book of Disquiet best fit?
(b) Non fiction.
(d) Science fiction.
9. Even though most people make him sick, why does the narrator still love fellow man?
(a) For their ability to be happy.
(b) For the respect they show him.
(c) Out of the kindness of his own heart.
(d) For the fact that he isn't like them.
10. When does the narrator begin to think of writing as unappealing?
(a) After his book is rejected by a publisher.
(b) After the critic finds fault with his work.
(c) When his mother tells him his writing is lousy.
(d) After he is told he is not physically appealing.
11. According to the narrator, what is developing when a person realizes their greatest area of anxiety is indeed insignificant?
12. What does the narrator say are the only memories that exist?
(a) Memories of school.
(b) Memories of his mother.
(c) Memories of literature.
(d) Memories of his father.
13. Who hates to read the newspaper?
(a) The office boy.
(b) The narrator's mother.
14. What ends the narrator's comfort and familiarity at the location he discusses in Section 481?
(a) Learning that the store would be closing soon.
(b) Learning that one of the barber's died.
(c) Learning about the stand being robbled.
(d) Learning that the harvest season has ended.
15. What does the narrator say causes him to be even more sensitive to the things of the world?
(a) Trying to break away from the world.
(b) Trying to fit in with the common people.
(c) Trying to fit in with the intelligent people.
(d) Trying to break away from the intelligent people.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is described as being stoic?
2. What objects of nature does the narrator discuss when he describes Spring?
3. How does the narrator think that others see him?
4. What does tedium seem to attack, according to the narrator?
5. What does the narrator prepare for a tea party?
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