Chapter 1, The Pill of Murti-Bing
1. Milosz's book The Captive Mind deals with what subject?
(a) Society some time in the future.
(b) Fictional characters.
(c) What he experienced living in Poland.
(d) What he heard about after living in the United States.
2. In the mid-twentieth century, many European nations realized that they could be directly influenced by what force?
(a) New rulers.
3. In 1932, Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz wrote a book entitled what?
4. Witkiewicz's book dealt solely with what aspect of society?
(a) Decay in industrial abilities.
(b) Salvation for mankind.
(c) Decay in society.
(d) Futuristic societies.
5. How do the Multi-Bing pills change a man?
(a) They create nervousness and tension.
(b) They erase vestiges of harmful personality.
(c) They make him more productive in society.
(d) They erase all metaphysical concerns.
6. In Witkiewicz's novel, the characters ultimately become:
7. Witkiewicz thought art and philosophy were living out their last days, and how did he see their end?
(a) He tried to speed their demise.
(b) He found life without them unbearable.
(c) He tried to slow their decay.
(d) He couldn't wait until they were gone.
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