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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Exiled from the Image-repertoire/Exile, the idea of exile can be associated with which of the following things?
(a) Leaving one's country of birth.
(b) Leaving behind old images of the self.
(c) Amorous mourning; abandoning the image of the other.
(d) Mourning the death on a loved one.

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

3. What does the young Freud say to his fiancée in The Love Letter?
(a) I am tired of your long letters.
(b) We must be cautious with our correspondence.
(c) I wish you would visit instead of writing.
(d) I shall stop writing you if you do not write me back.

4. What is the narrator's definition of the image in the section Images?
(a) That from which I am excluded.
(b) A romantic painting.
(c) The lover's fantasy of the beloved.
(d) A visual feast.

5. What does the author note about crying in the modern era?
(a) Crying does not tell more than words.
(b) Everyone cries too easily.
(c) It is no longer acceptable for men to cry, especially in public.
(d) It is seen as unhealthy to cry.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "I am odious"/Monstrous, what does the lover refer to when he says, "I am odious?"

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

3. What do a person's tears prove to him?

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

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

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