A Lover's Discourse: Fragments Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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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 the same section, what does the lover mourn when the love object is lost?
(a) The loss of love and desire, not the loss of the other.
(b) The loss of belief in true love.
(c) The loss of someone to talk to.
(d) The loss of financial security.

2. In the section entitled "To Love Love," the term "annulment" refers to which of the following issues?
(a) The lover's desire annuls the lover's personal friendships.
(b) The object of desire rejects the lover's advances.
(c) The object of desire smothers the lover with excessive attention.
(d) The lover's desire annuls the other.

3. How is the heart described in the section entitled "The Heart?"
(a) As a pretext for intimacy.
(b) As a tired metaphor for romance.
(c) As a symbol of fertility.
(d) As a gift-object and an organ of desire.

4. In the same section, what does the narrator refer to when he says: "I am an amputee who still feels pain in his missing leg?"
(a) The effects of a childhood loss that continues to affect his relationships.
(b) The tendency to hallucinate the other and recreate the sense of waiting even after the relationship is over.
(c) The story of a mandarin and a courtesan.
(d) The pain of rejection that haunts him.

5. 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?
(a) Abstracts.
(b) Chapters.
(c) References.
(d) Figures.

Short Answer Questions

1. What message does the lover hope to send through his asceticism?

2. In this section, what does the lover hope to achieve by touching the other?

3. How does the lover respond to accidental contact with the desired being in the section entitled "When my finger accidentally..."?

4. What does the "fulfillment" or comblement of the title refer to?

5. Which of the following phrases is an example of tautology, as presented by the author?

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