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

2. What does the young Freud say to his fiancée in The Love Letter?
(a) I wish you would visit instead of writing.
(b) I shall stop writing you if you do not write me back.
(c) I am tired of your long letters.
(d) We must be cautious with our correspondence.

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

4. In The Orange/Irksome, an episode involving oranges from the novel Werther is used to describe which of the following feelings?
(a) Unconditional love.
(b) Fatigue.
(c) A feeling of nausea.
(d) A sentiment of slight jealousy.

5. To which ribbon does the title of the section The Ribbon/Objects refer?
(a) The narrator's mother's ribbon.
(b) Charlotte's ribbon, which Werther forms an attachment to.
(c) A ribbon that held together a packet of love letters.
(d) The ribbon of a dead lover.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where does the name Gradiva derive from?

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

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

5. In "I am odious"/Monstrous, what does the lover's discourse do to the other?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What object does the lover compare himself to in This can't go on/Unbearable?

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

6. In Inexpressible Love/To Write, what does the narrator suggest when he says "I cannot write myself"?

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

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

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

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

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