Mid-Book Test - Easy
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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. According to the author, true marriage includes the religious and what other element?
(a) The erotic.
(b) The sacrilegious.
(c) The fated.
(d) The pure.
2. What does the author say he hates?
(a) All purple drapes.
(b) All women.
(c) All modern architecture.
(d) All imaginary constructing.
3. What does the author say the young man he is writing to wants to be?
(b) A pig.
(c) A priest.
(d) An archangel.
4. What does the author say the actual experience of love is?
(a) An awakening.
(b) A falling backward.
(c) Deeply painful.
(d) A pretty song.
5. Who is the only one who has a true conception of who he is according to the author?
(a) The man who loves.
(b) The man who can fight.
(c) The man who meditates on mountain tops.
(d) The man who is self-sufficient.
6. What does an individual become when his heart is open according to the author?
7. What is the author's stated attitude toward these feelings?
(a) The author writes that the feelings are the best kind of feelings.
(b) The author writes that the feelings are aberrant.
(c) The author writes that the feelings are disturbing.
(d) The author writes that the feelings are entirely natural.
8. Why is the author accustomed to writing on this particular object?
(a) Because he is blind.
(b) Because he is a public official.
(c) Because he lives in modern India.
(d) Because he lives in ancient Egypt.
9. What is the middle course that the "marriage of convenience" takes according to the author?
(a) The middle course is the path between comfort and tribulation.
(b) The middle course is the path between love and hate.
(c) The middle course is the path between youth and maturity.
(d) The middle course is the path between immediate love, and calculating understanding.
10. Into what two categories does the author say he can divide the difficulties in marriage?
(a) Kind and cruel.
(b) Inner and outer.
(c) Serious and trivial.
(d) Sweet and bitter.
11. What character in opera does the author say embodies the state preceding love?
(a) Tristan in TRISTAN AND ISOLDE.
(b) Wotan in THE RING CYCLE.
(c) Page in FIGARO.
(d) Don Giovanni in DON GIOVANNI.
12. What does the author say one must transform to preserve the aesthetic in human beings?
(a) One must transform lemons into lemonade.
(b) One must transform suffering into joy.
(c) One must transform outer trials into inner trials.
(d) One must transform beauty into pain.
13. What system does the author say he observed while he was a guest in the home of a young married couple?
(a) The fairness system.
(b) The secrecy system.
(c) The Stanislavsky system.
(d) The silent system.
14. What is the author of the letter accustomed to writing on?
(b) Full sheets.
(c) Tablets of stone.
15. Why is "sympathetic" depression noble according to the author of the letter?
(a) The author has proclaimed it!
(b) "Sympathetic" depression is highly attractive in a young man.
(c) "Sympathetic" depression is for the sake of another.
(d) "Sympathetic" depression is the depression of the landed gentry.
Short Answer Questions
1. The author asserts that just as nothing is impossible for God, nothing is impossible for whom?
2. What does Byron declare about love according to the author?
3. To what religion does the author say marriage belongs?
4. How does marital love manifest itself as historical?
5. What does the author assert reflective love does?
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