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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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 bull rider.
(c) The author compares the young man to a blushing bride.
(d) The author compares the young man to an actor.

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

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

6. What does the author say his era has discerned about romantic love very well?
(a) The non-existence of it.
(b) The weakness of it.
(c) The strength of it.
(d) The fleeting quality of it.

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

8. 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 be polite to the frail in their presence and save our snickering for when they are gone.
(c) We ought to deal with the frail lovingly.
(d) We ought to speak very slowly to the frail.

9. Of what two things is first love a unity?
(a) Freedom and necessity.
(b) Love and hate.
(c) Passion and indifference.
(d) Hot and cold.

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

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

12. Where does the author say the young man might be intoxicated by aesthetic pleasure?
(a) An art gallery.
(b) A cricket match.
(c) The theatre.
(d) A baseball game.

13. What does an individual become when his heart is open according to the author?
(a) Inarticulate.
(b) Vengeful.
(c) Merciful.
(d) Eloquent.

14. The author claims what kind of feelings toward his wife?
(a) Feelings of anxiety.
(b) Feelings of anger.
(c) Feelings of devotion.
(d) Feelings of sadness.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the middle course that the "marriage of convenience" takes according to the author?

2. What is the one the thing the author says he thanks God for?

3. What does the author say one must transform to preserve the aesthetic in human beings?

4. What does the author say first love is for him?

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

(see the answer keys)

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