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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the quality of marital love's movements?
(a) Marital love's movements are slow.
(b) Marital love's movements are quick.
(c) Marital love's movements are outward.
(d) Marital love's movements are inward.

2. How does the author say the young man lives?
(a) All of these.
(b) The author says the young man lives by creeping up unnoticed on people.
(c) The author says the young man lives by stealing happy moments.
(d) The author says the young man lives by plundering.

3. What is the relationship between marriage and first love according to the author?
(a) Marriage is the transfiguration of first love.
(b) Marriage is the equivalent of first love.
(c) Marriage is the annihilation of first love.
(d) There is no relationship between marriage and first love according to the author.

4. What is ostensibly one of the most respectable reasons for getting married according to the author?
(a) To enoble one's character.
(b) To do penance.
(c) There is no respectable reason for getting married.
(d) To test one's patience.

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

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

7. In addition to having a priority in itself, what other quality does marital love possess according to the author?
(a) Constancy.
(b) Uncertainty.
(c) Ephemerality.
(d) Profligacy.

8. 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 a blushing bride.
(b) The author compares the young man to an actor.
(c) The author compares the young man to a bull rider.
(d) The author compares the young man to the pilot of a ship.

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

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

11. How is it said that married folk should live according to the author?
(a) In never-ending bliss.
(b) In confusion.
(c) In good understanding of one another.
(d) In utter silence.

12. Who does the author say has triumphed?
(a) The man who earns enough money to provide for his family.
(b) The man who dominates his wife.
(c) The man who defeats all of his adversaries in business.
(d) The man who puts the state of his relationship with his wife at the top of his list of concerns.

13. According to the author, an esthetically beautiful marriage is always a what?
(a) An exhilarating one.
(b) A happy one.
(c) A dull one.
(d) A sad one.

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

15. What is the opening phrase of the work?
(a) "Hey, guy,".
(b) "Dear Friend,".
(c) "Ladies and Gentlemen,".
(d) "Red Fox to Chrome Eagle:".

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When discussing adversity with the young man, against what does the author warn?

3. What is the first subject Kierkegaard discusses?

4. What does first love not fear according to the author?

5. To whom does the author compare the young man when he is ill-tempered?

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