Either/Or Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1, Either/Or : Chapter 10, Equilibrium.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the author say he fights for Either/Or in his letter to the young man?
(a) For freedom.
(b) For fidelity.
(c) For beauty.
(d) For money.

2. How does marital love manifest itself as historical?
(a) By being a process of dominating.
(b) By being a process of history.
(c) By being a process of assimilation.
(d) By being a process of destroying.

3. At what moment is love annihilated according to the author?
(a) The moment it sins.
(b) The moment it doubts.
(c) The moment it becomes hate.
(d) The moment it becomes conscious of itself.

4. What does the author claim the aesthetic is?
(a) The aesthetic is a mystery that is fundamentally unknowable.
(b) The aesthetic is that by which a person becomes what he becomes.
(c) The aesthetic is that by which a person spontaneously is what he is.
(d) The aesthetic is that by which a person spontaneously arouses the essence of someone else.

5. What does the author anticipate will be the young man's first objection to married life?
(a) The cuteness of it all.
(b) The falseness of it all.
(c) The conventionality of it all.
(d) The monotony of it all.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the author's attitude toward depression?

2. According to the author, what is love itself?

3. About what emperor does the author go on at length?

4. What is the only way the author claims he would ever wish to be in relation to his wife?

5. What history does the author say proves to be incommensurable for poetry?

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