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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. In discussing the the aesthetic of marriage, upon what does the author of the letter draw?
(a) The author draws on examples from his own marriage.
(b) The author draws on invented examples of marriage.
(c) The author draws on examples from his friend's marriage.
(d) The author draws on examples from Confucius's marriage.

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

6. Into what two categories does the author say he can divide the difficulties in marriage?
(a) Serious and trivial.
(b) Sweet and bitter.
(c) Inner and outer.
(d) Kind and cruel.

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

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

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

10. How does the author describe a couple's connection in a marriage of convenience?
(a) The connection is immoral and fragile.
(b) The connection is moral but shallow.
(c) The connection is safe but unrewarding.
(d) The connection is sexy and suffocating.

11. What does the author say one must transform to preserve the aesthetic in human beings?
(a) One must transform outer trials into inner trials.
(b) One must transform suffering into joy.
(c) One must transform beauty into pain.
(d) One must transform lemons into lemonade.

12. What happens to the person who profits by being secretive according to the author?
(a) He always wins.
(b) He always comes in third.
(c) He is always tortured.
(d) He always loses.

13. What does the author believe accounts for the young man's excessive anxiety?
(a) The author believes the young man is afraid of missing all the frivolity of the engagement period.
(b) The author believes the young man is afraid of death.
(c) The author believes the young man is afraid of his father.
(d) The author believes the young man is afraid of missing the erotic moment.

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

15. What does the author say that every order of life, including marriage, has?
(a) Workers.
(b) Plebeians.
(c) Traitors.
(d) Paragons.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the author say can crush the aesthetic in a human being?

3. What is love according to the author?

4. Between what two things does the writer say there may exist a significant difference?

5. How does the author say he must always be with the young man?

(see the answer keys)

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