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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the informer wound the subject?
(a) He tells lies about the loved being.
(b) He sabotages the subjects relationship with the other.
(c) He competes for the loved beings affections.
(d) He provides commonplace information about the loved being.

2. In "I am odious"/Monstrous, what does the lover's discourse do to the other?
(a) It drives him to suicide.
(b) It stifles him, imposing silence.
(c) It causes him to reply in kind.
(d) It irritates him.

3. In the same section, the author notes that to write about love is to "confront the muck of language"; which of the following describes this problem?
(a) Language is degraded and common.
(b) Language is paradoxically both too much and not enough.
(c) Language is becomes indecipherable.
(d) Language has too many meanings and cannot be controlled.

4. In The Love Letter, what single piece of information is presented with variation?
(a) I wish you were here.
(b) I am thinking of you.
(c) I desire you.
(d) Do not forget me.

5. At Fault/faults, describes the lover's feeling of guilt that results from which of the following feelings?
(a) The subject accuses the other of something he did not do.
(b) The subject is unfaithful to the loved being.
(c) The subject imagines he has failed the loved being by thinking for himself..
(d) The subject forgets an important date with the other.

6. In Love's Obscenity/Obscene, what gets characterized as obscene in contemporary society?
(a) Sexuality.
(b) Sentimentality.
(c) Rationality.
(d) Greed.

7. Match the term "loquela" with the correct phrase.
(a) "I fall in love again and again."
(b) "I keep swallowing and regurgitating my wound."
(c) "I know that you know that I know."
(d) "I doom myself to blackmail."

8. In the figure Identifications, with whom or what does the lover identify?
(a) With the oppressed.
(b) With anyone who cannot find their ideal mate.
(c) With images of death.
(d) With every character or person who occupies the same place in love as he does.

9. In Love's Obscenity/Obscene, what is the author's first example of obscenity?
(a) Werther's obvious love for Charlotte.
(b) A poem by Sappho.
(c) Each occasion in the text that the word "love" is used.
(d) A Japanese haiku about love.

10. To whom does the following quote belong,"I therefore have decked myself out in finery so that I might be in the company of a fine young man?"
(a) Proust.
(b) Gradiva.
(c) Goethe.
(d) Socrates.

11. In Jealousy, what does Werther's jealousy derive from, according to the author?
(a) From images.
(b) From thoughts.
(c) From insecurity.
(d) From lack of knowledge.

12. The Unknowable describes which of the following situations?
(a) The lover will never know how to achieve happiness.
(b) The lover realizes that the loved being is unknowable.
(c) The past is unknowable.
(d) The meaning of love is unknowable.

13. What does the author note about crying in the modern era?
(a) It is no longer acceptable for men to cry, especially in public.
(b) Crying does not tell more than words.
(c) Everyone cries too easily.
(d) It is seen as unhealthy to cry.

14. "In the loving calm of your arms" describes the embrace of total union between lovers. What contradiction does the lover experience?
(a) The lover is both child and adult.
(b) The lover is both mother and father.
(c) The lover is neither completely awake or asleep.
(d) The lover feels both male and female.

15. What observation is made about the amorous subject in the section In Praise of Tears/Crying?
(a) He has a propensity for tears.
(b) He dislikes it when the other cries.
(c) He represses his tears.
(d) He is emotionally immature.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the lover give the other when he offers a gift?

2. Where does the name Gradiva derive from?

3. What kind of acts does the lover perform in The Last Leaf/Magic.

4. In "Dedication," what effect can writing, as a form of amorous dedication, have on the other?

5. What is the narrator's definition of the image in the section Images?

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