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

2. Why does the author say it seems superfluous to tell the young man what is aesthetic?
(a) Because the young man is not a real person.
(b) Because the young man has surely burned the letter already.
(c) Because the young man surely will not listen.
(d) Because the young man is an aesthetic virtuoso.

3. How does the author describe the way of history?
(a) The author describes the way of history as being only apparent many years after the fact.
(b) The author describes the way of history as being ultimately amusing.
(c) The author describes the way of history as being a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
(d) The author describes the way of history as being very long and arduous.

4. What is the only way the author claims he would ever wish to be in relation to his wife?
(a) Monogamous.
(b) Polygamous.
(c) Dominant.
(d) Submissive.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In addition to having a priority in itself, what other quality does marital love possess according to the author?

2. What occasion caused the young man to fume according to the author?

3. According to the author, what is the lifeblood of marriage?

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

5. Every coming into existence, according to the author, always has an element of what?

(see the answer key)

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