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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 Love's Obscenity/Obscene, what gets characterized as obscene in contemporary society?
(a) Sexuality.
(b) Sentimentality.
(c) Greed.
(d) Rationality.

2. "In the loving calm of your arms" describes the embrace of total union between lovers. What contradiction does the lover experience?
(a) The lover feels both male and female.
(b) The lover is both mother and father.
(c) The lover is both child and adult.
(d) The lover is neither completely awake or asleep.

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

4. Which of the following phrases describes the informer in the section called The Informer?
(a) A friendly figure who wounds the subject.
(b) A malicious gossip.
(c) An enemy who tries to destroy the subject.
(d) A rival.

5. "I am crazy"/Mad, what does the lover realize in his madness?
(a) "I" is an other.
(b) Madness is an illness.
(c) The other is mad as well.
(d) I am not someone else.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom does the following quote belong,"I therefore have decked myself out in finery so that I might be in the company of a fine young man?"

2. What does the young Freud say to his fiancée in The Love Letter?

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

4. In Exiled from the Image-repertoire/Exile, the idea of exile can be associated with which of the following things?

5. Which of the following best describes the lover's state in "We are our own demons?"

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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