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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to several examples from Eastern history, how is Ketman a way of living?
(a) Appearing obedient while harboring heresy.
(b) Flaunting heresy.
(c) Appearing obedient while exposing heresy in others.
(d) Remaining completely obedient.

2. Milosz says that an individual has no more significance to the muse of history than what object?
(a) A weed in a field.
(b) An atom in space.
(c) A cog in a machine.
(d) An instrument in an orchestra.

3. Defining good and evil outside of party interests is what type of Ketman?
(a) Sceptical Ketman.
(b) Ethical Ketman.
(c) Metaphysical Ketman.
(d) Aesthetic Ketman.

4. In Chapter 4, who is Alpha, the Moralist?
(a) A well-known prose writer, a good friend of Milosz.
(b) A little-known prose writer, a good friend of Milosz.
(c) A well-known poet, a good friend of Milosz.
(d) A well-known prose writer not personally known to Milosz.

5. Milosz says that both the old way of life and war-time values are natural if what happens?
(a) The church sanctions them.
(b) They are within a person's experience.
(c) The government prepares for them.
(d) They come without warning.

6. Milosz compares the American law system to what image?
(a) A man alone on a log raft.
(b) A man drowning at sea.
(c) A powerful ship.
(d) People in a raft paddling different directions.

7. Peasants, in Milosz's understanding, assert what about their lives?
(a) Communism is their only salvation.
(b) Feudalism is their only salvation.
(c) Change must come.
(d) They are perfectly happy with their lives.

8. Taking joy that one's life occurs within the stream of life is what type of Ketman?
(a) Ethical Ketman.
(b) The Ketman of revolutionary purity.
(c) Aesthetic Ketman.
(d) Professional Ketman.

9. As explained in Chapter 2, the party considers _________ one of the highest virtues.
(a) Restraint.
(b) Informing.
(c) Silence.
(d) Compliance.

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

11. Dialectical materialism appeals to the Eastern man because it is, in Milosz's term, what?
(a) Timely.
(b) Heavenly.
(c) Mathematical.
(d) Earthy.

12. Aesthetic Ketman spreads because the citizens crave what aspect of daily life?
(a) Similarity.
(b) Superficiality.
(c) Strangeness.
(d) Sameness.

13. The atmosphere in a collective society is one of what?
(a) Strength and unhappiness.
(b) Harmony and action.
(c) Usefulness and action.
(d) Solidarity and happiness.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What phrase occurs often throughout Chapter 2?

2. The purpose of Chapter 2 is to compare and contrast what two groups?

3. How does the Eastern communist regard everything from the West?

4. By standards of the East, as compared to the West, how is anyone with talent treated?

5. The "accidental unmaskings of Ketman," Chapter 3, are called _________ .

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