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 Professor of Philosophy tried to

2. The Narrator first helps Chris' tiredness by

3. The first phase of Phaedrus' exploration into the meaning of the term Quality was

4. If Quality exists in the object,

5. If Quality is subtracted from the marketplace,

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

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

Plato often used names for his characters that suggested the nature of their personalities. When the author chose the name "Phaedrus," he thought it meant wolf. When the Narrator is describing Phaedrus' contemplations, he describes a meeting with a timber wolf (chapter 7). How does the reader come to the conclusion that Phaedrus and wolf have some commonalities? "Phaedrus" actually means brilliant while "lykos" means wolf in Greek. Explain how both wolf and brilliant apply to Phaedrus / the Narrator.

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