Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Robert M. Pirsig
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Phaedrus' academic goal in University was to

2. The woman who finds him in his classroom

3. The parts of a motorcycle form a

4. The Narrator calls unnatural the divorce of

5. DeWeese had not like the "Church of Minorities" because

Short Essay Questions

1. Falling rock signals the aging and crumbling of the mountain. These small rockfalls serve as warnings. The Narrator, unlike Phaedrus, is able to heed warnings. How does the Narrator heed the warnings both physically and psychologically at this time?

2. What was the Narrator attempting to accomplish when he ferried the backpacks and when he re-packed the backpacks? Do you think he accomplished what he attempted?

3. 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?

4. What aspects of teaching were frustrating for Phaedrus?

5. How does the Narrator distinguish between European and Native American ghosts?

6. What evidence is there that the Sutherlands and the Narrator disagree about technology?

7. How does the Narrator know that Phaedrus existed?

8. What does the Narrator mean by referring to Phaedrus' reading of philosophers as the high country of the world of thought?

9. What does the last sentence of the chapter mean: "I am a pioneer now, looking onto a promised land."

10. What is symbolized by the riding without helmets and what is symbolized by Chris' standing on the pegs to ride the motorcycle?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What traits does Chris have that were troublesome traits for Phaedrus?

Essay Topic 2

Phaedrus and DeWeese were baffled by, yet intrigued by, each other. Explain. Were there actions or words that caused this?

Essay Topic 3

What does the Narrator mean when he says "Quality is the point of common understanding between the classic and romantic worlds. . . A real understanding of Quality captures the System, tames it, and puts it to work for one's own personal use, while leaving one completely free to fulfill his inner destiny."

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