A Lover's Discourse: Fragments Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Pages 38 through 74.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In this same section, the author invokes a scene involving a letter. Which of the following describes this scene?
(a) The narrator describes burning his love letters.
(b) The narrator opens a secret love letter addressed to someone else.
(c) The narrator writes a business letter instead of a love letter.
(d) The narrator writes a love letter instead of a business letter.

2. In the section called "Talking," how does the lover's discourse change when the amorous subject speaks about love?
(a) From a personal declaration of love to an abstract philosophical discourse about love.
(b) From an abstract philosophical discourse about love to a personal declaration of love.
(c) From a rejection of love to a a declaration of love.
(d) From a declaration of love to a renouncement of love.

3. What effect does the other's atopia have on language?
(a) It does not have any effect on language.
(b) It makes language indecisive and false; the other cannot be qualified.
(c) It makes the lover take refuge in falsehoods.
(d) It inspires the lover to new and better descriptions of the other.

4. What are the advantages of the act of annulment?
(a) The lover retreats into the idea of love when threatened by injury or jealousy.
(b) The lover is never without the attentions of the beloved.
(c) The lover can seek out a new love interest.
(d) The lover can take on a new identity.

5. Which of the following phrases is an example of tautology, as presented by the author?
(a) The adorable is what is adorable.
(b) I adore you because you are fascinating.
(c) I love you because you are absent.
(d) The adorable is what is impossible.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the beginning of the book, in the section entitled, "How this book is structured," what is the name that the author uses to describe the different sections of the book?

2. What are the disadvantages of the act of annulment?

3. In "Agony," what forms does the feeling discussed by the author take?

4. What does the term "alteration" refer to in this section of the text?

5. In "To Be Ascetic," how does the narrator's asceticism take shape?

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