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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Phaedrus' academic goal in University was to
(a) major in philosophy.
(b) major in chemistry.
(c) major in molecular biology.
(d) major in journalism.
2. The course sections Phaedrus most often taught included
(a) Grammar and Spelling
(b) American Literature
(c) English Literature
(d) Freshman English
3. The Narrator approaches maintaining his motorcycle like
(a) a person entering a church for a religious rite.
(b) a person entering a bar for refreshment.
(c) a person entering a home for refuge from the world.
(d) a person entering a theater for entertainment.
4. The mechanics where the Narrator had taken his motorcycle when it was seizing did not fix it properly since they
(a) did not have the proper tools.
(b) were dancing and singing along with the radio.
(c) did not care enough to learn to do it right.
(d) did not read the manual for that bike.
5. The lecture delivered by Phaedrus in chapter 13 referenced
(a) a church whose minister was Socrates.
(b) a church building with an electric beer sign over the front entrance.
(c) a church building which had been turned into a police station.
(d) a college dormitory with an electric beer sign over the front entrance.
Short Answer Questions
1. The Narrator divides human understanding into
2. Phaedrus did not understand
3. The main point of the lecture was that
4. Why does the Narrator almost leave the building with Chris?
5. Which tappet needed adjustment?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the difference between "What's new?" and "What is best?" What type of answer might you get to each question? Which question would you prefer to ask your friends? Which question would you rather have people ask you?
2. The Narrator says: "If you want to build a factory, or fix a motorcycle, or set a nation right without getting stuck, then classical, structured, dualistic subject-object knowledge, although necessary, isn't enough." What does he mean?
3. In what ways was Phaedrus changed by his studies in India? How did his background in science help or hinder him in learning to think like the Orientals?
4. What types of things are so dependent on Quality that they would be significantly changed or nonexistent if Quality did not exist?
5. What is symbolized by the riding without helmets and what is symbolized by Chris' standing on the pegs to ride the motorcycle?
6. In what ways is the phrase "to travel is better than to arrive" appropriate to the Narrator's trip to Bozeman?
7. Goethe's poem captures what may be at stake for the Narrator and Chris on this trip or at this point in their lives. Use the discussion of Chris, the ideas of Phaedrus up to this point, and what is said about the poem to explain how the poem captures what is going on in the Narrator's mind.
8. Which question would you prefer to ask your friends: "What's new?" or "What is best?" Which question would you rather have people ask you?
9. Why do you suppose the Narrator calls Phaedrus' office a "find?" Do you think he did not know it was Phaedrus' office when he opened the door?
10. How do we know that the Narrator has been on this road, in this town, or at this motel before?
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