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

Robert M. Pirsig
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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The most frustrating muscle trap is

2. Quality is the

3. Phaedrus broke the syndrome of "nothing to say" by having students write about

4. In the "train of knowledge" analogy

5. The Narrator first helps Chris' tiredness by

Essay 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

The Narrator is in a sarcophagus in one part of the book (chapter 23). Earlier he had been in a large, white room. Both had a glass door with his family on the other side. In both cases, Chris wants him to open the door. Why could neither Chris nor his father open the door? What did the door symbolize? What was truly separating them? In one case, the Narrator tells Chris he will meet him at the top of the mountain, but in chapter 23, he says he will see him at the bottom of the ocean. What is the difference? Is there any progress between the two dreams?

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