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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the section called Fade-out, where does the other's fade-out reside?
(a) In the lover's memory.
(b) In the other's appearance.
(c) In the lover's silence.
(d) In the other's voice.

2. To what does the "ghost ship," in the section entitled The Ghost Ship/Errantry refer?
(a) The lover is haunted by terrible memories.
(b) The lover becomes a ghost of his former self.
(c) The lover dreams of sailing the world with the object of desire.
(d) The errant lover wanders from love to love, believing in the quest for fulfillment.

3. How does Werther fall in love with Charlotte in the section "Show me whom to desire/Induction?"
(a) At first he dislikes her then he changes his mind.
(b) He falls for her without ever seeing or hearing about her before.
(c) Her beauty is pointed out to him before he sees her, then he falls for her.
(d) He meets her at a friend's wedding and is smitten.

4. 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 true love can never be found and that only poets can write about love.
(d) That sublimated love engenders beautiful discourse and that one can write about one's passion.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Match the term "loquela" with the correct phrase.

2. Which author does the quotation "And the night illuminated the night" come from?

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

4. In "Show me whom to desire"/Induction, the narrator notes that there is no desire without _________________.

5. "In the loving calm of your arms" describes the embrace of total union between lovers. What contradiction does the lover experience?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the lover's process of identification, as seen in the character Werther, in the section entitled Identifications.

2. Novel/Drama: Why does the form in which a love story is told matter?

3. In Domnei/Dependency, what does the lover mean when he says: "I am twice subject?"

4. In The Dedication, how does the act of giving follow "the family model"?

5. In Love's Languor/Languor, how is the Satyr contrasted with languor?

6. Describe the type of jealousy displayed by Werther in the figure Jealousy.

7. What kind of scenes does the lover image in Ideas of Solution/Outcomes?

8. How does the section Fade-Out connect the loved beings withdrawal with the Mother?

9. In Images, what is the lover's relationship to visual images he sees?

10. "Looking embarrassed"/Embarrassment: Describe the scene of embarrassment from Werther cited in this section.

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