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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is the author accustomed to writing on this particular object?
(a) Because he lives in ancient Egypt.
(b) Because he is blind.
(c) Because he is a public official.
(d) Because he lives in modern India.

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

3. Where does the author say the young man might be intoxicated by aesthetic pleasure?
(a) An art gallery.
(b) The theatre.
(c) A cricket match.
(d) A baseball game.

4. To whom does the author compare the young man when he is ill-tempered?
(a) Pontius Pilate.
(b) Herod.
(c) King David.
(d) Mohammed.

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

6. What does first love not fear according to the author?
(a) Lust.
(b) Laughter.
(c) Danger.
(d) Calamity.

7. What does the author say belongs in every marriage but is missing from a marriage of convenience?
(a) The cruel.
(b) The erotic.
(c) The temporal.
(d) The eternal.

8. What are the excesses of the mystics according to the author of the letter?
(a) Drinking and drug taking.
(b) Attempting to help every person they come across.
(c) Self-tormenting and annihilation of the physical.
(d) Praying all day and all night.

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

10. 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.

11. What does the author say that the first love always is?
(a) The highest earthly good.
(b) An unavoidable necessity.
(c) A terrific bore.
(d) A profound evil.

12. Every coming into existence, according to the author, always has an element of what?
(a) Caressing.
(b) Flying.
(c) Stepping back.
(d) Polemic.

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

14. What is the one the thing the author says he thanks God for?
(a) The imperturbability of his soul.
(b) The mutability of his humor.
(c) The extraordinary refinement of his tastes.
(d) The clarity of his vision.

15. 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 disturbing.
(c) The author writes that the feelings are entirely natural.
(d) The author writes that the feelings are aberrant.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author assert reflective love does?

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

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

4. Who has lost himself in another according to the author?

5. What effect does giving of thanks have on first love?

(see the answer keys)

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