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

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

3. In the section called Fade-out, where does the other's fade-out reside?
(a) In the lover's memory.
(b) In the other's voice.
(c) In the other's appearance.
(d) In the lover's silence.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What topic does the figure I Love You discuss?

2. In "Show me whom to desire"/Induction, the narrator notes that there is no desire without _________________.

3. What is the preferred response to the utterance "I love you?"

4. 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?"

5. What observation is made about the amorous subject in the section In Praise of Tears/Crying?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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