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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. Which of the following characterizes the figure "night" in the section "And the night illuminated the night"/Night?
(a) Metaphors of darkness that describe interior states of the lover.
(b) The lover's favorite time of day.
(c) Total ignorance of the other.
(d) A sense of helplessness.

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

3. What do a person's tears prove to him?
(a) That he is weak.
(b) That he must cultivate poetry.
(c) That his love is real.
(d) That he has lost touch with reality.

4. What is the preferred response to the utterance "I love you?"
(a) "Really?"
(b) Silence.
(c) "So do I."
(d) "I love you, too. "

5. What does that composer claim regarding tears?
(a) Never let your lover see you cry.
(b) One tear will say more than words.
(c) Tears are for the weak and unmanly.
(d) Poetry is more eloquent than tears.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In "Exuberance," which two literary characters does the author compare to discuss the "economy of pure expenditure" in love?

3. What literary lover did thousands of young men identify with and imitate in their dress and actions?

4. In Clouds, why is Herr Schmidt upset?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Briefly state what Werther writes in his letter to Charlotte and what it signifies in The Love Letter/Letter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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