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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who, according to the narrator, is more seriously affected by tedium?
(a) People who are religious.
(b) People who are not religtious.
(c) People who don't work.
(d) People who work.

2. Where was the manuscript for this book discovered?
(a) In a car.
(b) In a trunk.
(c) Hidden in a basement.
(d) Between pages of a dictionary.

3. Who, according to the narrator, cannot be a dreamer?
(a) The poor.
(b) The common man.
(c) The intellectual man.
(d) The wealthy.

4. What characteristic does the narrator hope his wife will have?
(a) Depression.
(b) Sterility.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Fertility.

5. Why does the narrator suggest that intelligent, sensitive people should remain as uneducated as possible?
(a) To fit in with the common people and be happy.
(b) Because common people rule by majority.
(c) Because they will never be appreciated by the common people.
(d) Because everyone should strive to be common.

6. How old is the author of The Book of Disquiet when he dies?
(a) 99.
(b) 47.
(c) 35.
(d) 82.

7. From what area does Omar Khayyám hail?
(a) Persia.
(b) France.
(c) America.
(d) Russia.

8. What does the narrator call the act of writing when he begins to view it as unappealing?
(a) Unoriginal.
(b) Common.
(c) Stoic.
(d) Tedium.

9. In what language was the first edition of The Book of Disquiet first published?
(a) English.
(b) Portugese.
(c) French.
(d) Japanese.

10. Where are the objects of nature located that the narrator discusses when he describes Spring?
(a) The country.
(b) The suburbs.
(c) The city.
(d) England.

11. Who does the narrator believe is the only one who knows his heart?
(a) Himself.
(b) His father.
(c) His mother.
(d) God.

12. What does the author advise people to do if they feel they must disclose information about themselves to others?
(a) Use a pseudonym.
(b) Not to talk about family.
(c) Don't discuss feelings.
(d) Lie.

13. In what year was The Book of Disquiet first published in English?
(a) 1947.
(b) 1982.
(c) 1999.
(d) 1991.

14. What does the narrator say are the only memories that exist?
(a) Memories of school.
(b) Memories of literature.
(c) Memories of his father.
(d) Memories of his mother.

15. According to the narrator, what is developing when a person realizes their greatest area of anxiety is indeed insignificant?
(a) Wisdom.
(b) Faith.
(c) Love.
(d) Responsibility.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the narrator call decorative creatures?

2. Why does the narrator say he chooses to think about all his unhappy memories?

3. In which point of view is the book written?

4. 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?

5. What kind of people make the narrator feel physically sick?

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