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. Phaedrus was a student at

2. When you are stuck

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

4. If a person's motorcycle backfires sometimes, what type of gumption trap would that be?

5. The book that the Narrator tries to read with Chris is

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Sarah had asked Phaedrus if he was teaching quality, she certainly had no way of knowing what that question would do to him mentally. What do you suppose Sarah had meant when she asked the question?

Essay Topic 2

Give and explain three examples of the Narrator's fascination with detail and care.

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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