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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. To what does the author of the letter compare the young man at the end of this section?
(a) The author compares the young man to the pilot of a ship.
(b) The author compares the young man to a blushing bride.
(c) The author compares the young man to an actor.
(d) The author compares the young man to a bull rider.

3. 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.

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

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

6. The author asserts that it might seem proper for marital love to begin with a kind of what?
(a) Romance.
(b) Indifference.
(c) Doubt.
(d) Enthusiasm.

7. What is the only way the author claims he would ever wish to be in relation to his wife?
(a) Dominant.
(b) Submissive.
(c) Polygamous.
(d) Monogamous.

8. What does the author say is the defect of his era?
(a) Facism.
(b) Frivolity.
(c) Depression.
(d) Ambivalence.

9. What does the author say romantic love is built on?
(a) An undeniable reality.
(b) A rock.
(c) An ocean.
(d) An illusion.

10. Between what two types of doubt does the author say it is important to distinguish?
(a) No doubt and full doubt.
(b) Temporal and eternal doubt.
(c) Personal and scientific doubt.
(d) Religious and erotic doubt.

11. What is adversity according to the author?
(a) The end of one's life.
(b) The beginning of a love affair.
(c) Part of marriage.
(d) The death of marriage.

12. What does the author say would be a matter of indifference to Christians?
(a) Whether Christ was literally an incarnation of almighty God.
(b) Whether Christ was ugly or handsome.
(c) Whether Christ physically rose from the dead.
(d) Whether Christ was born in December or July.

13. The author asserts that just as nothing is impossible for God, nothing is impossible for whom?
(a) The powerful individual.
(b) The humble individual.
(c) The pure individual.
(d) The religious individual.

14. How ought we deal with the frail according to the author?
(a) We ought to kick the frail down the stairs.
(b) We ought to speak very slowly to the frail.
(c) We ought to be polite to the frail in their presence and save our snickering for when they are gone.
(d) We ought to deal with the frail lovingly.

15. 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 beauty into pain.
(d) One must transform outer trials into inner trials.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what two things is first love a unity?

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

3. Which part of the wedding does the author find rather backward?

4. What does the author say that the first love always is?

5. Where does the author say the young man might be intoxicated by aesthetic pleasure?

(see the answer keys)

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