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

2. What does the lover's condition cause him to do in "We are our own demons?"
(a) To inflict harm on himself; to expel himself from love's paradise.
(b) To cry frequently and need reassurance.
(c) To place the body and its fulfillment before everything else.
(d) To laugh and celebrate.

3. What does the narrator do to escape the perception of "disreality?'
(a) Drinks more coffee.
(b) Visits a therapist to discuss the crisis.
(c) Takes a walk in nature.
(d) Tries to participate in banal conversations and discourse.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. "I am crazy"/Mad, what does the lover realize in his madness?

3. How does Werther fall in love with Charlotte in the section "Show me whom to desire/Induction?"

4. What is the dual nature of the figure of Gradiva?

5. What is the definition of languor offered in the section Love's Languor?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. "I am crazy"/Mad: How is the lover's madness metaphorical?

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

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

9. Novel/Drama: Why does the form in which a love story is told matter?

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

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