Either/Or Quiz | Four 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 4, Aesthetic Validity of Marriage.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author say that every order of life, including marriage, has?
(a) Traitors.
(b) Paragons.
(c) Workers.
(d) Plebeians.

2. Which part of the wedding does the author find rather backward?
(a) The author thinks "as long as you both shall live" is a little extreme.
(b) The author thinks it incorrect that he is supposed to be in charge of his wife.
(c) The author thinks the man ought to wear the dress and the woman the tuxedo.
(d) The author thinks he ought to be able to have as many love affairs as he likes.

3. What one word does the author say can describe love?
(a) It is excruciating.
(b) It is immediate.
(c) It is futile.
(d) It is light.

4. What is the only thing for which the author thanks God with his whole soul?
(a) That his wife is the only woman he has ever loved.
(b) That his wife has many hobbies which keep her occupied.
(c) That his wife loves him with all her heart.
(d) That his wife is the last person he will ever love.

5. What is ostensibly one of the most respectable reasons for getting married according to the author?
(a) To do penance.
(b) To test one's patience.
(c) To enoble one's character.
(d) There is no respectable reason for getting married.

Short Answer Questions

1. Between what two types of doubt does the author say it is important to distinguish?

2. How does the author describe a couple's connection in a marriage of convenience?

3. What does the author say the actual experience of love is?

4. According to the author, what happens to the value of an original, or first, thing if it may be repeated?

5. What does the author say his era has discerned about romantic love very well?

(see the answer key)

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