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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What moment does the newly married couple attempt to postpone?
(a) The moment the couple realizes they are bored.
(b) The moment of risk.
(c) The moment of tenderness.
(d) The moment of consummation.

7. What creature sends the author into "reverie"?
(a) The elephant.
(b) The jellyfish.
(c) The tiger.
(d) The catfish.

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

9. What aspect of love does the author say is momentary?
(a) The tender aspect.
(b) The sensuous aspect.
(c) The romantic aspect.
(d) The hateful aspect.

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

11. What is love according to the author?
(a) Selfish.
(b) Self-giving.
(c) Cruel.
(d) Elusive.

12. What system does the author say he observed while he was a guest in the home of a young married couple?
(a) The fairness system.
(b) The secrecy system.
(c) The Stanislavsky system.
(d) The silent system.

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

14. What does Byron declare about love according to the author?
(a) Love is heaven and marriage is hell.
(b) Love is irrelevant and marriage is significant.
(c) Love torment and marriage is peace.
(d) Love is false and marriage is true.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the quality of marital love's movements?

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

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

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

5. In what form is EITHER/OR written?

(see the answer keys)

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