Mid-Book Test - Medium
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why do the majority of people lie, according to Mencken?
(a) They lie for fame.
(b) They are fearful of being arrested.
(c) They lie for profit.
(d) They are unhappy with their lot in life.
2. What profession should the truth-teller NOT aspire to, according to Mencken?
(a) The President of the United States.
(b) A jewelry maker.
(c) A bartender.
(d) Owner of a large company.
3. What did Mencken think about monogamy, as revealed in "Cavia Cobaya"?
(a) Monogamy stifled the natural urgings of a man.
(b) Monogamy was the laughable product of democracy.
(c) Great men aspired to and achieved it.
(d) Functionally, monogamy was the same as polygamy, because everyone cheats.
4. What aspect of man-woman relationships are the movies incorrect about, according to Mencken?
(a) There is no such thing as romantic love.
(b) Handsome men are not sought after by women.
(c) Men don't like to date women younger than themselves.
(d) Women always begin a romance; men are too cowardly.
5. Who was the president of Cuba when Mencken visited the country in "Gore in the Caribees"?
(c) Jose Miguel.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which was described as Mencken's earliest memory?
2. What stance can Mencken be said to have taken in "Star-Spangled Man"?
3. According to Mencken, what was Christianity's history with lying?
4. Which is NOT one of the reasons winters were difficult in 1880s Baltimore?
5. What was the name of H. L. Mencken's brother?
Short Essay Questions
1. What aspect of death interested Mencken the most?
2. What was the nature of Mencken's first memory, as described in "Introduction to the Universe"?
3. What was the chief problem of a Baltimore summer, according to Mencken in "The Baltimore of the Eighties"?
4. What stance did Mencken take in "Mencken's Last Stand"?
5. In "A Blind Spot," why was Mencken impervious to the ills of democracy?
6. What was Mencken's opinion of stage acting?
7. What criticisms did Mencken level at General John Pershing?
8. How did Mencken--with tongue firmly in cheek--try to justify a man's murdering of his wife in "A Good Man Gone Wrong"?
9. What opinions did Mencken render in "Masters of Tone"?
10. According to Mencken, why would a Christian man not cheat on his wife, according to "The Libertine"?
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