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. When you are stuck

2. Dialectic pertains to all the following EXCEPT

3. If Quality exists in the object,

4. The Narrator has tried to reassemble the fragments of Phaedrus' thinking by

5. The Narrator and Chris are planning to hike for

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is egotism? In what ways can egotism blind a person to quality? How can egotism get in the way of a person's spiritual journey to understand himself? How was egotism the beginning of all of Phaerus' troubles?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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

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