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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator say that people who must experience things directly lack?
(a) Imagination.
(b) Religion.
(c) Faith.
(d) Money.

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

3. Who helped the narrator get his job?
(a) His uncle.
(b) His father.
(c) His mother.
(d) His aunt.

4. What does the narrator say is the worst thing that can happen to a writer who has completed a work?
(a) He realizes he has plagarized.
(b) He realizes it's no good.
(c) He realizes it is not true.
(d) He realizes it hurts someone's feelings.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why does the narrator say poetry should be written by children?

3. How does the narrator describe his own face in a photo of him and his work associates?

4. What does the narrator believe people should groom the same way they groom their bodies?

5. What does the narrator say would be burdensome to him?

Short Essay Questions

1. When describing a sunset, what does the narrator wish he had and what makes him wish he had it?

2. Does the narrator do good or evil deeds?

3. Who helped the narrator get his job, and why does he value the job?

4. How does the narrator define unconscious intelligence, and to what does he compare it?

5. Why does the narrator say that don't people change their lives, even when repulsed by them?

6. Explain the narrator's transformation from his day job to his writing.

7. Explain the narrator's statement that there are two types of artists.

8. What are the narrator's thoughts regarding travel?

9. Why does the narrator say he anticipates upcoming events in life?

10. What does the narrator advise about thinking about life?

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