Notes from Underground

by: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Part 1, Chapters 9–11 Quick Quiz

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What insect is described as taking pleasure in its creations, unlike man, who enjoys only the creative process?

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Though consciousness is immobilizing, the Underground Man believes it is superior to ___.

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What humble structure does the Underground Man compare the utopian crystal palace to?

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Though he believes his own “conscious inertia” is the superior condition, the Underground Man views normal men with ___.

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What does the narrator see outside that recalls his past, leading him to the second part of his book?