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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. Who, according to the narrator, does not realize the difference between the people of the middle class and those of other classes?
(a) Revolutionaries.
(b) Managers.
(c) Business owners.
(d) Religious leaders.

2. What job position -- if it existed -- does the narrator say he would be perfect to fill?
(a) Arbiter of elegance.
(b) Improver for art.
(c) Royal writer of words.
(d) Examiner of grammar.

3. What does the narrator say he believes readers might think he is at the end of the book?
(a) A dreamer.
(b) A writer of classics.
(c) A poet.
(d) A jerk.

4. In Section 463, what does the narrator say that Satan attempts to tempt Christ with?
(a) A harem.
(b) The things of the world.
(c) Satan's own kingdom.
(d) Fruit.

5. After pointing out a play that he describes as terribly flawed, how does the narrator say he would have felt to be the author of that play?
(a) Embarrassed.
(b) Proud.
(c) Pitiful.
(d) Encouraged.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the narrator sad to see the office boy quit?

2. In Section 481, what is the location of comfort and familiarity that the narrator is experiencing?

3. When does the narrator begin to think of writing as unappealing?

4. What is the only thing that a man ever completely owns, according to the narrator?

5. What does the narrator say that intelligent men should believe about God?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the disease with which the narrator claims to be afflicted. What does this disease attack? Who does the narrator say is more seriously affected by it?

2. What does the narrator credit mirrors and wardrobes for doing?

3. Why does the narrator say mirrors are a negative invention?

4. What does the narrator like about being sick?

5. Why doesn't the narrator believe that one person can truly love another?

6. When does the narrator say wisdom begins?

7. Define heteronym and who created the concept?

8. What perception does the narrator believe readers will have of him after reading the book? Why is the anticipated perception not true, according to the narrator?

9. What does the narrator say about tedium?

10. According to the narrator, how does one become a man of action? What role do men of action play in society and why?

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