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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. At Fault/faults, describes the lover's feeling of guilt that results from which of the following feelings?
(a) The subject imagines he has failed the loved being by thinking for himself..
(b) The subject forgets an important date with the other.
(c) The subject accuses the other of something he did not do.
(d) The subject is unfaithful to the loved being.

2. What is the dual nature of the figure of Gradiva?
(a) Union and separation.
(b) Salvation and torment.
(c) Love and hate.
(d) Knowledge and ignorance.

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

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

5. What kind of acts does the lover perform in The Last Leaf/Magic.
(a) Acts of infidelity.
(b) Magic consultations, secret rites, and votive actions.
(c) Acts of selfless love.
(d) Meditations, contemplations, and silences.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does the "ghost ship," in the section entitled The Ghost Ship/Errantry refer?

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

3. Match the term "loquela" with the correct phrase.

4. Which of the following phrases describes the informer in the section called The Informer?

5. Select the outcome(s) with which the section Ideas of Solution/Outcomes is concerned.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the type of jealousy displayed by Werther in the figure Jealousy.

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

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

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