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

2. In the figure Identifications, with whom or what does the lover identify?
(a) With every character or person who occupies the same place in love as he does.
(b) With the oppressed.
(c) With images of death.
(d) With anyone who cannot find their ideal mate.

3. What do the clouds symbolize in the section by the same name?
(a) The lover's loss of hope.
(b) The other's silence.
(c) The lover's darkening mood.
(d) A sense of danger.

4. Which relationship dynamic does the section of the text entitled "Domnei" or "dependency" describe?
(a) The amorous subject is subjugated to the loved object.
(b) Common belief always places the woman in the submissive role.
(c) The loved object is much too dependent on the amorous subject.
(d) The couple decides to discuss problems of dependency.

5. In Blue Coat and Yellow Vest/habiliment, what specifically does the "blue coat and yellow vest" refer to?
(a) To the narrator's favorite outfit.
(b) To the costume of travelers.
(c) To clothing worn by the character Werther.
(d) To clothing worn by the other that becomes a fetish object.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the preferred response to the utterance "I love you?"

2. In Love's Obscenity/Obscene, what gets characterized as obscene in contemporary society?

3. In Clouds, why is Herr Schmidt upset?

4. In "The World Thunderstruck," what does the subheading "disreality" or déréalité refer to?

5. What causes the particular feeling, experienced by the character Werther, in the episode involving oranges?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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.

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

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

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

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

9. What kind of scenes does the lover image in Ideas of Solution/Outcomes?

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

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