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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what religion does the author say marriage belongs?
(a) Buddhism.
(b) Christianity.
(c) Hinduism.
(d) Islam.

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

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

4. What is the only thing for which the author prays to God with his whole heart?
(a) That God will give him the judgement to know when his wife is lying.
(b) That God will give him the strength to move on after his wife stops loving him.
(c) That God will give him the patience to put up with his wife's nagging.
(d) That God will give him the strength never to want to love another woman.

5. What quality does the author say love shares with everything eternal?
(a) A quality of duplexity.
(b) A quality of lameness.
(c) A quality of ephemerality.
(d) A quality of sexiness.

6. What does the author say can crush the aesthetic in a human being?
(a) A Man.
(b) A Woman.
(c) An act of cruelty.
(d) Nothing can crush the aesthetic in a human being.

7. What effect does giving of thanks have on first love?
(a) Giving of thanks decreases first love.
(b) Giving of thanks augments first love.
(c) Giving of thanks has no effect on first love.
(d) Giving of thanks changes first love to hatred.

8. What moment does the newly married couple attempt to postpone?
(a) The moment of tenderness.
(b) The moment of risk.
(c) The moment of consummation.
(d) The moment the couple realizes they are bored.

9. What does the author say is the most intensive enjoyment?
(a) Drug taking.
(b) Sexual intercourse.
(c) Clutching the enjoyment in the consciousness that it may vanish in the next moment.
(d) Dreaming as if you would live forever.

10. What does the author assert reflective love does?
(a) Consumes itself.
(b) The author asserts reflective love does not exist.
(c) Renews itself.
(d) Hates itself.

11. In what form is EITHER/OR written?
(a) In the form of a code.
(b) In the form of an epistle.
(c) In the form of a casual conversation.
(d) In the form of a lecture.

12. From whom does King David hear a parable?
(a) The prophet Ezra.
(b) The prophet Habbakuk.
(c) The prophet Joel.
(d) The prophet Nathan.

13. What does the author claim Martin Luther said a Christian has never died of?
(a) Hunger.
(b) Typhoid.
(c) Cholera.
(d) Unkindness.

14. What does the author say the young man he is writing to wants to be?
(a) A pig.
(b) A priest.
(c) Fate.
(d) An archangel.

15. According to the author of the letter, to what does a religious person refer everything?
(a) God.
(b) Satan.
(c) Nature.
(d) The Virgin Mary.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say first love is for him?

2. What is David unable to appreciate about the parable?

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

4. What is ostensibly one of the most respectable reasons for getting married according to the author?

5. The author claims what kind of feelings toward his wife?

(see the answer keys)

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