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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. At the end of this section, which to spaces or realities does the author oppose?
(a) The city and nature.
(b) That of the lover and that of the mundane world.
(c) The familiar and the foreign.
(d) That of the theater and that of the mundane world.

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

3. Which of the following best describes the lover's state in "We are our own demons?"
(a) Possessed by inner demons.
(b) Triumphant over his inner demons
(c) Indulging in many temptations.
(d) Tired of life and its demons.

4. Which of the following scenarios is described in No Answer/Silence?
(a) The amorous subject does not like to be alone.
(b) The lover is anxious because his letters remain unanswered.
(c) The amorous subject is discouraged by the other's distracted silence.
(d) The lover is anxious because his calls go unanswered.

5. In Clouds, why is Herr Schmidt upset?
(a) He has had a bad day and decides to take it out on those present.
(b) Werther is nice to his fiancée Frederika.
(c) The church is locked and they cannot get in.
(d) Werther deliberately tries to aggravate him.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. "I am crazy"/Mad, what does the lover realize in his madness?

3. The Unknowable describes which of the following situations?

4. What do the clouds symbolize in the section by the same name?

5. How does the informer wound the subject?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

5. Describe the functioning of the loquela in the section entitled The Loquela.

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

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

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

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

10. List some of the scenarios described by the narrator to illustrate the sense of disreality in The World Thunderstruck/Disreality.

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