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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What character in opera does the author say embodies the state preceding love?
(a) Wotan in THE RING CYCLE.
(b) Tristan in TRISTAN AND ISOLDE.
(c) Don Giovanni in DON GIOVANNI.
(d) Page in FIGARO.

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

3. Every coming into existence, according to the author, always has an element of what?
(a) Flying.
(b) Stepping back.
(c) Caressing.
(d) Polemic.

4. Between what two things does the writer say there may exist a significant difference?
(a) There may be a significant difference between the time the wedding is scheduled to start and when it actually starts.
(b) There may be a significant difference between how the in-laws are before the wedding and after the wedding.
(c) There may be a significant difference between the type of wedding reception the bride wants and the type of wedding reception the groom prefers.
(d) There may be a significant difference between how the young man really feels and what the wedding is like.

5. What does the author say belongs in every marriage but is missing from a marriage of convenience?
(a) The eternal.
(b) The temporal.
(c) The erotic.
(d) The cruel.

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

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

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

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

10. What does the author say is the most intensive enjoyment?
(a) Sexual intercourse.
(b) Drug taking.
(c) Clutching the enjoyment in the consciousness that it may vanish in the next moment.
(d) Dreaming as if you would live forever.

11. What is David unable to appreciate about the parable?
(a) David is unable to appreciate Nathan's literary skill.
(b) David is unable to appreciate how the parable applies to his own life.
(c) David is unable to appreciate the time Nathan takes to convey the parable.
(d) David is unable to appreciate the hidden language of heaven in the parable.

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

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

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

15. To what kind of wedding ceremony does the author of the letter refer?
(a) A Roman Catholic ceremony.
(b) A Presbyterian ceremony.
(c) A United Methodist ceremony.
(d) A Danish Lutheran ceremony.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the author of the letter accustomed to writing on?

2. What does Byron declare about love according to the author?

3. According to the author of the letter, to what does a religious person refer everything?

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

5. According to the author, what happens to the value of an original, or first, thing if it may be repeated?

(see the answer keys)

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