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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The Sophists taught

2. What Phaedrus has talked about as Quality, Socrates describes as

3. What does the Narrator really want to do with the shadowy figure in his dreams?

4. A branch of philosophy concerned with the definition of Quality is known as

5. The idea of eliminating degrees and grades

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Narrator says it is good to be in a state of "stuckness." What is "stuckness" and why is a good? What does it allow one's mind to do? Give an example of the Narrator being stuck and then using it to do or say something better than he would have if he had kept going in the original direction.

Essay Topic 2

How can technology best be pursued and used to enrich human life rather than degrading humans? Give examples. How can technology be art? Can you think of some examples?

Essay Topic 3

What gave Phaedrus permission to keep haunting the author? Where should the author have buried Phaedrus? How would this have been possible?

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