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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Multi-Bing pills establish ________ foundations rather than _________ .
(a) Aesthetic, religious.
(b) Philosophical, scientific.
(c) Materialistic, aesthetic.
(d) Scientific, religious.

2. Alpha's response to the Nazis' violent anti-Semitism was what emotion?
(a) Indifference.
(b) Quiet approval.
(c) Support.
(d) Outrage.

3. Alpha's pursuit of purity in his work was driven largely by what characteristic?
(a) Devotion to the church.
(b) Sense of personal purity.
(c) Jaded view of the world.
(d) Personal arrogance.

4. The purpose of Chapter 2 is to compare and contrast what two groups?
(a) Communists and capitalists.
(b) Communists and fascists.
(c) Eastern and Western communists.
(d) Eastern Europe with Eastern Asia.

5. Harboring contempt for Russia is what type of Ketman?
(a) Ethical Ketman.
(b) Professional Ketman.
(c) Sceptical Ketman.
(d) National Ketman.

6. After the war, how was Alpha was received by Polish communists?
(a) With open arms.
(b) Skeptically.
(c) On the condition he write what they wanted.
(d) With hostility.

7. Which Ketman asserts that men do not know how to rule themselves or properly distribute goods?
(a) Ethical Ketman.
(b) Metaphysical Ketman.
(c) Sceptical Ketman.
(d) The Ketman of revolutionary purity.

8. In order to kept his apartment and good political standing, the man practicing aesthetic Ketman is willing to do what?
(a) Make any sacrifice or compromise.
(b) Give up his first-born child.
(c) Promote the party's interests at all costs.
(d) Make only the necessary sacrifices.

9. Alpha became a moral authority, as he had dreamed, because of his work in what place?
(a) In the underground, smuggling food.
(b) In the underground, writing and publishing.
(c) In the Communist Party, writing and publishing.
(d) In the underground, smuggling Jews to safety.

10. Witkiewicz's book dealt solely with what aspect of society?
(a) Futuristic societies.
(b) Salvation for mankind.
(c) Decay in industrial abilities.
(d) Decay in society.

11. What school of thought gave Alpha the tragic language he needed?
(a) Fascism.
(b) Catholicism.
(c) Agnosticism.
(d) Capitalism.

12. Milosz admits that he has great admiration for what people or force?
(a) The people who fight evil.
(b) The philosophers who prepare the way for change.
(c) The impersonal forces of history.
(d) The people who bring about change.

13. Milosz illustrates Ketman with the example of what person?
(a) A communist.
(b) An average housewife.
(c) A Shiite theologian.
(d) A Muslim.

14. In the eyes of the besieged Pole, what is the only poetry that will last?
(a) Poetry that is most amusing.
(b) Poetry that has most affected the writer.
(c) Poetry that is unquestionably real.
(d) Poetry that is most vivid to the reader.

15. The "accidental unmaskings of Ketman," Chapter 3, are called _________ .
(a) Derivations.
(b) Perpetuations.
(c) Hallucinations.
(d) Deviations.

Short Answer Questions

1. American politics regarded Russia's invasion of Eastern countries with what emotion?

2. At the end of Chapter 3, how does Milosz succinctly define Ketman?

3. Aesthetic Ketman spreads because the citizens crave what aspect of daily life?

4. Milosz says that an individual has no more significance to the muse of history than what object?

5. The atmosphere in a collective society is one of what?

(see the answer keys)

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