Notes from the Underground Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 118 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

Notes from the Underground Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the writer think a man of action does when faced with a wall?

2. Why does the writer think men of action are spontaneous?

3. What does the writer state is a privilege of man that no other animal has?

4. When a man identifies the primary cause of an action, how does he go about this action?

5. How big does the writer state his rational capacity is compared to his capacity to live?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the writer say about the laws of nature with regard to mankind?

2. In Part 1, Chapter 7, the writer discusses human advantage. According to the writer what is the main premise of human advantage?

3. The writer states the continual fighting seen throughout the ages is a display of what character flaw of man?

4. What does the writer think will happen if scientists find a formula that predicts where desires originate?

5. What does the writer state these men think about their own groaning?

6. Why does the writer think man sometimes desires nonsense?

7. What does the writer think is a perfect description for man?

8. In his conversation about the formula of determining free will and desire, what does the writer suppose would explain actions if such a formula did in fact exist?

9. What does the writer say taking revenge does to a man?

10. Discuss the writer's profession and his feelings about his work.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The writer states that he is envious of the normal man. Do you think the writer is a normal man? Why? Why does the writer not feel he is a normal man? What is it about the normal man that the writer is envious of?

Essay Topic 2

What character is the writer most like in the book? Provide details supporting your answer.

Essay Topic 3

The writer discusses men of action. What does he say about men of action? How does he feel about these men? Does he think of himself as a man of action? Why or why not?

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