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

2. 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) Socrates.
(b) Goethe.
(c) Proust.
(d) Gradiva.

3. What topic does the figure I Love You discuss?
(a) The act of saying "I love you," the repeated utterance.
(b) The poetic meaning of "I love you."
(c) The lover's desire to please the beloved.
(d) The meaning of love.

4. In The Love Letter, what single piece of information is presented with variation?
(a) I wish you were here.
(b) I desire you.
(c) I am thinking of you.
(d) Do not forget me.

5. In Exiled from the Image-repertoire/Exile, the idea of exile can be associated with which of the following things?
(a) Amorous mourning; abandoning the image of the other.
(b) Mourning the death on a loved one.
(c) Leaving one's country of birth.
(d) Leaving behind old images of the self.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author note about crying in the modern era?

2. How is the sensibility of the amorous subject described in the section entitled "Flayed?"

3. What does the young Freud say to his fiancée in The Love Letter?

4. What observation is made about the amorous subject in the section In Praise of Tears/Crying?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

7. In the section I Love You, what happens to the amorous subject when he finally here's the words "I love you" returned to him? Cite a couple examples.

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

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

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

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