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 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

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 does Chris want to "go back" to? What does he miss? Is it possible for him, or for them, to go back? Why or why not? What will it take to go forward?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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