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

2. Which famous composer does the author quote in the section on crying?
(a) Verdi.
(b) Satie.
(c) Bach.
(d) Shubert.

3. In "Novel/Drama," which of the following is true about the writing of the amorous subject's love story?
(a) Only the Other could write the amorous subject's love story. He cannot do it himself.
(b) Only the the amorous subject could write his own love story.
(c) Only a third party who has observed the relationship could write the love story.
(d) Only a professional could write the novel of the amorous subject's love affair.

4. In "The World Thunderstruck," what does the subheading "disreality" or déréalité refer to?
(a) The lover's nervous breakdown after a break up.
(b) The amorous subject's state of mind upon waking.
(c) The feelings that arise during a late night at work.
(d) The anxious lover's feeling of withdrawal from the world and his surroundings.

5. In "Inexpressible Love," what two powerful myths does the author mention?
(a) That writing about love heals the heart and that everyone has a soulmate.
(b) That sublimated love engenders beautiful discourse and that one can write about one's passion.
(c) That true love is eternal and that it is the most ancient story to tell.
(d) That true love can never be found and that only poets can write about love.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the section called Fade-out, where does the other's fade-out reside?

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

3. In The Love Letter, what single piece of information is presented with variation?

4. To which ribbon does the title of the section The Ribbon/Objects refer?

5. "I am crazy"/Mad, what does the lover realize in his madness?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In Domnei/Dependency, what does the lover mean when he says: "I am twice subject?"

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

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

6. 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?

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

8. In Love's Languor/Languor, how is the Satyr contrasted with languor?

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

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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