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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "Show me whom to desire"/Induction, the narrator notes that there is no desire without _________________.
(a) Sadness.
(b) Intrigue.
(c) Confusion.
(d) Prohibition.

2. What is the definition of languor offered in the section Love's Languor?
(a) A continuous state of amorous desire without the will to possess.
(b) A feeling of gentle laziness.
(c) A feeling of pleasurable melancholy.
(d) A feeling of drowsiness after an evening with the beloved.

3. In "Dedication," the author presents an internal dialogue that accompanies which of the following acts?
(a) Making a formal commitment to the other.
(b) The act of giving a gift, or some other form of dedication, to the object of love.
(c) Receiving a gift from the other.
(d) The dedication of one's life to a cause.

4. 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) Socrates.
(c) Gradiva.
(d) Goethe.

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

6. In "Special Days"/Festivity, what analogy is used to describe the lover's meeting with the loved being?
(a) The child laughing with joy at the sight of the mother.
(b) The child at a circus.
(c) A family on a picnic.
(d) The prisoner released from captivity.

7. What image does the author evoke to represent the "exuberance" that results from constantly expending love?
(a) A deep well.
(b) A vast desert.
(c) A wild ocean.
(d) An overflowing fountain.

8. What is another name used in The Ribbon/Objects to describe the lover's attachment to an object that belonged to the beloved?
(a) Fanaticism.
(b) Nostalgia.
(c) Fetishism.
(d) Mania.

9. In "Inexpressible Love," what two powerful myths does the author mention?
(a) That true love is eternal and that it is the most ancient story to tell.
(b) That writing about love heals the heart and that everyone has a soulmate.
(c) That sublimated love engenders beautiful discourse and that one can write about one's passion.
(d) That true love can never be found and that only poets can write about love.

10. In "Domnei," which two things is the narrator subject to?
(a) To the other's dependency and to that of the other's children.
(b) To the loved one and to that person's parents.
(c) To the loved one and to the loved one's dependency.
(d) To the opinions of society and to the opinions of the other.

11. In "Dedication," what effect can writing, as a form of amorous dedication, have on the other?
(a) It can make the other vain.
(b) It can smother the other.
(c) It can leave the other cold.
(d) It can inspire tenderness.

12. Which of the following describes the lover's madness in "I am crazy"/mad?
(a) Supernatural.
(b) Unconscious.
(c) Poetic.
(d) Metaphorical.

13. What does that composer claim regarding tears?
(a) One tear will say more than words.
(b) Tears are for the weak and unmanly.
(c) Poetry is more eloquent than tears.
(d) Never let your lover see you cry.

14. What does the narrator do to escape the perception of "disreality?'
(a) Takes a walk in nature.
(b) Tries to participate in banal conversations and discourse.
(c) Visits a therapist to discuss the crisis.
(d) Drinks more coffee.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Blue Coat and Yellow Vest/habiliment, what specifically does the "blue coat and yellow vest" refer to?

2. How is the sentimental subject perceived by society?

3. At the end of this section, which to spaces or realities does the author oppose?

4. Blue Coat and Yellow Vest/Habiliment refers, in general, to which kind of clothing?

5. Why is the lover attached to the object?

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