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. Chris found some funny plants out on the rocks in the ocean, but it turned out the plants were really animals called

2. The Narrator first helps Chris' tiredness by

3. The Sophists taught

4. The shadowy figure keeping the Narrator from opening the door in his dreams is

5. The most frustrating muscle trap is

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At what point in the book did you realize that Phaedrus and the Narrator are the same person? What clues are given? At what point do the two actually merge into one and the same person in the book? Give reasons for your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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.

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