Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the end of the chapter,
(a) they stop to look into and across the enormous canyon.
(b) they passed hundreds of antlike cars in the canyon.
(c) they climb up out of a canyon through a hundred hairpin turns.
(d) they descend into a canyon through a series of hairpin turns.

2. The person whose philosophy seemed to fit closely to the other side of Phaedrus' philosophy was
(a) Bertrand Russell
(b) Henri Toulouse-Lautrec
(c) Jules Henri Poincaré
(d) Robinson Crusoe

3. Phaedrus used the number zero as a means of showing
(a) scientific materialism.
(b) reductio ad absurdum.
(c) subjective elimination.
(d) classic formalism.

4. What does the Narrator really want to do with the shadowy figure in his dreams?
(a) Avoid him
(b) Kill him
(c) See him
(d) Talk to him

5. In the "train of knowledge" analogy
(a) Romantic Knowledge is the train track.
(b) Classic Knowledge is the train's caboose.
(c) Romantic Knowledge is the leading edge of the engine.
(d) the train must be stopped for the analogy to work.

6. When the Narrator and Chris switched from a federal to a state highway, the scenery
(a) changed to high plateaus and canyons.
(b) changed to old, weathered buildings surrounded by grass and wildflowers.
(c) changed to rolling hills and creeks.
(d) changed to high-tech factories and shopping centers.

7. Signs that Phaedrus' life is unraveling include all EXCEPT
(a) he loses touch with his students.
(b) he forgets about food and exercise.
(c) he is more affected by his children's needs..
(d) he gets less and less sleep.

8. All institutions of the System are based on
(a) individual weakness.
(b) intelligent beings.
(c) the ability to teach.
(d) the Church of Reason.

9. When you are stuck
(a) you are the engineer of the train of knowledge seeing far into the distance.
(b) the train of knowledge is of no help to you.
(c) you are at the front end of the train of knowledge, at the track of reality.
(d) you are at the back end of the train of knowledge on the track to reality.

10. Which is NOT a way in which the Narrator knows that Chris is exhausted?
(a) He is walking faster and faster.
(b) His face is flushed.
(c) His expression is distant.
(d) He does not look at his father.

11. Without the Sutherlands
(a) it is very lonely.
(b) Chris and his dad talk more.
(c) it is more peaceful.
(d) Chris becomes withdrawn.

12. Which of the following statements about modern technology was NOT part of the Narrator's feelings?
(a) The creator of it feels no particular sense of identity with it.
(b) The user of it feels no particular sense of identity with it.
(c) The owner of it feels no particular sense of identity with it.
(d) The viewer of it feels no particular sense of identity with it.

13. The most frustrating muscle trap is
(a) inadequate tools.
(b) boredom.
(c) parts problems.
(d) bad surroundings.

14. Dialectic pertains to all the following EXCEPT
(a) the nature of the dialogue.
(b) a part of rhetoric.
(c) a method for arriving at truth.
(d) a conversation between two persons.

15. The Chairman skips Socrates' description of
(a) the Truth.
(b) the One.
(c) the allegory.
(d) the horse.

Short Answer Questions

1. If Quality exists in the object,

2. Which of the following is NOT a description of a world without Quality?

3. When Chris falls down, he

4. Which of the following did NOT draw up a system of geometry?

5. The second phase of Phaedrus' exploration into the meaning of Quality included all EXCEPT

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