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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In Section 305, the narrator explains that he feeds off of others' thoughts, emotions, and experiences. What does he refer to himself as based on this description?
(a) A parasite.
(b) A plagarist.
(c) An intellectual.
(d) A lifeless lump.
2. How many sections does The Book of Disquiet have?
3. What does tedium seem to attack, according to the narrator?
4. Why does the narrator's dreaming become painful?
(a) It is drug-induced.
(b) He is suffering from insomnia.
(c) He's sleeping on a bad mattress.
(d) The dreams seem so real to him.
5. What term does the narrator use to define a period of time in which he is unable to write as much as he is accustomed to writing?
(a) Writer's remorse.
(b) Writer's block.
6. When does the narrator begin to think of writing as unappealing?
(a) When his mother tells him his writing is lousy.
(b) After he is told he is not physically appealing.
(c) After the critic finds fault with his work.
(d) After his book is rejected by a publisher.
7. What remained constant about the scales the girl played on her instrument when she lived above the narrator?
(a) She played at the same time every day.
(b) The pitch.
(c) She always got them wrong.
(d) The monotonous rhythm.
8. What is a semiheteronym?
(a) A persona that isn't too far away from the writer's personality.
(b) A term that refers to the writer who questions his/her own sexuality.
(c) The opposite of a semiantonym.
(d) The opposit of a pseudonym.
9. To what natural occurrence does the narrator liken his own feelings of tedium?
10. Who, according to the narrator, is more seriously affected by tedium?
(a) People who are not religtious.
(b) People who don't work.
(c) People who work.
(d) People who are religious.
11. According to the narrator, what do all intelligent men believe about God?
(a) That they are their own God.
(b) That there is one.
(c) That there might be one.
(d) That there is not one.
12. From what area does Omar Khayyám hail?
13. What does the narrator say he has inside him despite the appearance of being outwardly calm?
(a) Anger in his crushed soul.
(b) Joy in his soul.
(c) A crushed spirit.
(d) Heaven and hell.
14. What does the narrator say he believes readers might think he is at the end of the book?
(a) A writer of classics.
(b) A dreamer.
(c) A poet.
(d) A jerk.
15. The narrator says humans outwardly worship perfection. What does he say they do secretly?
(a) Conspire to achieve it.
(c) Hate it.
(d) Covet it.
Short Answer Questions
1. What objects of nature does the narrator discuss when he describes Spring?
2. What does the narrator call the act of writing when he begins to view it as unappealing?
3. Even though most people make him sick, why does the narrator still love fellow man?
4. What is a heteronym?
5. When was the manuscript for this book discovered?
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