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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. What is the source of the embarrassment experienced by parties in a love triangle in "Looking embarrassed?"
(a) Unspoken knowledge shared by everyone.
(b) Lack of understanding.
(c) A secret shared by two of the people in the group.
(d) An unsolicited remark.

2. Select the outcome(s) with which the section Ideas of Solution/Outcomes is concerned.
(a) The possible outcomes of the other's illness.
(b) The possible outcome of a wager.
(c) The possible outcome of a novel by Goethe.
(d) The possible outcomes of the amorous crisis.

3. 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) Mania.
(c) Nostalgia.
(d) Fetishism.

4. Where does the name Gradiva derive from?
(a) A play about a 19th-century society woman.
(b) A book in which the delirious hero mistakes an image for the actual woman he loves.
(c) A goddess from classical Greek mythology.
(d) One of Sigmund Freud's female patients.

5. Blue Coat and Yellow Vest/Habiliment refers, in general, to which kind of clothing?
(a) What the subject hopes to see the object of love wear.
(b) The clothes worn by the object of love at their first meeting.
(c) That which the lover borrows from the loved being.
(d) That worn by the subject during the amorous encounter or with the intention to seduce.

Short Answer Questions

1. At Fault/faults, describes the lover's feeling of guilt that results from which of the following feelings?

2. What is the dual nature of the figure of Gradiva?

3. The Unknowable describes which of the following situations?

4. In Love's Obscenity/Obscene, what gets characterized as obscene in contemporary society?

5. Which relationship dynamic does the section of the text entitled "Domnei" or "dependency" describe?

Short Essay Questions

1. The Unknowable has to do with the lover's ability, or lack thereof, to know the other: what conclusion does the lover come to in this section?

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

3. Describe the lover's struggle with demons in "We are our own demons"/Demons.

4. Briefly describe the process of induction in the figure "Show me whom to desire"/Induction.

5. "I am crazy"/Mad: How is the lover's madness metaphorical?

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

7. In The Ghost Ship/Errantry, why is the lover doomed to wander?

8. Describe the scenario in At Fault/Faults between the lover and the loved one at the train station.

9. Exuberance/Expenditure: Discuss the contrast the author makes between the characters Werther and Albert.

10. Describe the relation between the informer, the lover, and the loved being in The Informer.

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