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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 say he hates?
(a) All imaginary constructing.
(b) All purple drapes.
(c) All women.
(d) All modern architecture.

2. What does the author say first love is for him?
(a) A password.
(b) A bad word.
(c) A good word.
(d) A catch phrase.

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

4. What one word does the author say can describe love?
(a) It is immediate.
(b) It is futile.
(c) It is light.
(d) It is excruciating.

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

6. How does marital love manifest itself as historical?
(a) By being a process of assimilation.
(b) By being a process of dominating.
(c) By being a process of destroying.
(d) By being a process of history.

7. What idea does the insane man, of whom the author writes, have fixed in his head?
(a) The insane man has the idea that his apartment is full of flies.
(b) The insane man has the idea that his veins are filled with oil.
(c) The insane man has the idea that his heart is full of spiders.
(d) The insane man has the idea that his mattress is full of butterflies.

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

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

10. What is the only thing for which the author prays to God with his whole heart?
(a) That God will give him the strength to move on after his wife stops loving him.
(b) That God will give him the strength never to want to love another woman.
(c) That God will give him the judgement to know when his wife is lying.
(d) That God will give him the patience to put up with his wife's nagging.

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

12. At what moment is love annihilated according to the author?
(a) The moment it becomes hate.
(b) The moment it doubts.
(c) The moment it becomes conscious of itself.
(d) The moment it sins.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say the actual experience of love is?

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

3. Between what two types of doubt does the author say it is important to distinguish?

4. What are the excesses of the mystics according to the author of the letter?

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

(see the answer keys)

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