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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Where does the name Gradiva derive from?
(a) A book in which the delirious hero mistakes an image for the actual woman he loves.
(b) One of Sigmund Freud's female patients.
(c) A play about a 19th-century society woman.
(d) A goddess from classical Greek mythology.

3. In "I am odious"/Monstrous, what does the lover refer to when he says, "I am odious?"
(a) His cowardice.
(b) His feeling s of remorse.
(c) His controlling behavior and lack of generosity towards the other.
(d) The tendency towards self-indulgence.

4. In "Domnei," which two things is the narrator subject to?
(a) To the opinions of society and to the opinions of the other.
(b) To the loved one and to that person's parents.
(c) To the loved one and to the loved one's dependency.
(d) To the other's dependency and to that of the other's children.

5. What clothing is Werther wearing when he first dances with Charlotte?
(a) A formal black suit.
(b) A white shirt and riding boots.
(c) A blue coat and yellow vest.
(d) Old work clothes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What image does the author evoke to represent the "exuberance" that results from constantly expending love?

2. What is another name used in The Ribbon/Objects to describe the lover's attachment to an object that belonged to the beloved?

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

4. In the same section, the author notes that to write about love is to "confront the muck of language"; which of the following describes this problem?

5. How does the informer wound the subject?

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