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

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

3. Which author does the quotation "And the night illuminated the night" come from?
(a) John of the Cross.
(b) Goethe.
(c) Plato.
(d) Freud.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Special Days"/Festivity, what analogy is used to describe the lover's meeting with the loved being?

2. At the end of this section, which to spaces or realities does the author oppose?

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

4. In Love's Obscenity/Obscene, what is the author's first example of obscenity?

5. In "Dedication," the author presents an internal dialogue that accompanies which of the following acts?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

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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