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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author, what is the lifeblood of marriage?
(a) Uprightness.
(b) All of these.
(c) Openness on a large scale.
(d) Frankness.

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

3. 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.

4. Who does Kirkegaard explain the letter was intended for?
(a) Nathan.
(b) A young man.
(c) Joel.
(d) Bathsheba.

5. 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 patience to put up with his wife's nagging.
(c) That God will give him the strength to move on after his wife stops loving him.
(d) That God will give him the strength never to want to love another woman.

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

7. What is the first subject Kierkegaard discusses?
(a) Friendship.
(b) Passion.
(c) Hatred.
(d) Marriage.

8. According to the author, what happens to the value of an original, or first, thing if it may be repeated?
(a) The first thing never had any value.
(b) The value remains the same.
(c) The value increases.
(d) The value decreases.

9. From who does the author say the secrecy system generally comes?
(a) The parents.
(b) The priests.
(c) The men.
(d) The women.

10. What does the author say he hates?
(a) All purple drapes.
(b) All women.
(c) All imaginary constructing.
(d) All modern architecture.

11. What is the author of the letter accustomed to writing on?
(a) Parchment.
(b) Full sheets.
(c) Papyrus.
(d) Tablets of stone.

12. What is the second subject Kierkegaard examines?
(a) Messages in bottles.
(b) Messages from distant cousins.
(c) Messages from God.
(d) Messages from yourself.

13. What idea does the insane man, of whom the author writes, have fixed in his head?
(a) The insane man has the idea that his heart is full of spiders.
(b) The insane man has the idea that his veins are filled with oil.
(c) The insane man has the idea that his mattress is full of butterflies.
(d) The insane man has the idea that his apartment is full of flies.

14. What is the author's answer to the claim that poverty may be a serious difficulty for marriage?
(a) Love.
(b) Work.
(c) Pray.
(d) Eat.

15. What does the author say God's love is?
(a) Cruel.
(b) Indiscriminate.
(c) Incomprehensible.
(d) Understandable.

Short Answer Questions

1. What one word does the author say can describe love?

2. The author asserts that it might seem proper for marital love to begin with a kind of what?

3. What is the only thing for which the author thanks God with his whole soul?

4. According to the author, true marriage includes the religious and what other element?

5. What does the author say romantic love is built on?

(see the answer keys)

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