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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 credit for the idea of romantic love?
(a) Dreaming.
(b) Satan.
(c) Individual faith.
(d) Christianity.

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

3. Who, along with a particular poet, has helped the narrator perfect his vision of the world?
(a) His coworkers.
(b) His mother.
(c) His father.
(d) His inner being.

4. What is the narrator's day job?
(a) Assistant bookkeeper.
(b) Writer of books.
(c) Cashier at a store.
(d) Poet.

5. What is the subject of the lithograph that the narrator describes?
(a) A sad girl.
(b) A doctor.
(c) A mischievious boy.
(d) An old lady.

Short Answer Questions

1. At what unusual time are the people in the narrator's office forced to turn off the electrical lights?

2. Why doesn't the narrator do any evil deeds?

3. What does the narrator call sensations that keep a person from thinking?

4. In Section 76, the narrator envisions an actual machine being built to allow people to have what ability?

5. What simple change does the narrator says has a liberating affect on one's spirit?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Where does the narrator believe that dreams may exist?

3. Does the narrator do good or evil deeds?

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

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

6. What does the narrator say his job and his rented room represent?

7. What does the narrator believe differentiates him from other people? Explain his reasoning.

8. According to the narrator, what are undreamed dreams?

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

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

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