Either/Or Quiz | Two 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 8, Equilibrium.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does the author say has triumphed?
(a) The man who puts the state of his relationship with his wife at the top of his list of concerns.
(b) The man who earns enough money to provide for his family.
(c) The man who defeats all of his adversaries in business.
(d) The man who dominates his wife.

2. To what does the author compare the engagement period?
(a) The time one spends at the hair salon.
(b) Being tortured on the rack.
(c) The time it takes many people to dive into the water when they go swimming.
(d) Being held underwater, dying for a gasp of fresh air.

3. What does the author say that the young man thinks life is?
(a) A trial.
(b) A fair.
(c) A lark.
(d) A masquerade.

4. What is the middle course that the "marriage of convenience" takes according to the author?
(a) The middle course is the path between love and hate.
(b) The middle course is the path between comfort and tribulation.
(c) The middle course is the path between youth and maturity.
(d) The middle course is the path between immediate love, and calculating understanding.

5. What creature sends the author into "reverie"?
(a) The tiger.
(b) The jellyfish.
(c) The elephant.
(d) The catfish.

Short Answer Questions

1. Into what two categories does the author say he can divide the difficulties in marriage?

2. What does an individual become when his heart is open according to the author?

3. What is the quality of marital love's movements?

4. According to the author of the letter, to what does a religious person refer everything?

5. Why does the author suggest the young man may be "depressed" and fear marriage?

(see the answer key)

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