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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the only one who has a true conception of who he is according to the author?
(a) The man who meditates on mountain tops.
(b) The man who is self-sufficient.
(c) The man who can fight.
(d) The man who loves.

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

3. What is the quality of marital love's movements?
(a) Marital love's movements are outward.
(b) Marital love's movements are quick.
(c) Marital love's movements are slow.
(d) Marital love's movements are inward.

4. What quality does the author say love shares with everything eternal?
(a) A quality of sexiness.
(b) A quality of ephemerality.
(c) A quality of duplexity.
(d) A quality of lameness.

5. To what does the author compare the engagement period?
(a) The time one spends at the hair salon.
(b) Being tortured on the rack.
(c) The time it takes many people to dive into the water when they go swimming.
(d) Being held underwater, dying for a gasp of fresh air.

6. What does the author say the actual experience of love is?
(a) Deeply painful.
(b) A falling backward.
(c) A pretty song.
(d) An awakening.

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

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

9. What occasion caused the young man to fume according to the author?
(a) A Mayday party.
(b) A church wedding.
(c) A funeral.
(d) A birthday party.

10. 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 mattress is full of butterflies.
(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 apartment is full of flies.

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

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

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

14. Who does the author say has triumphed?
(a) The man who dominates his wife.
(b) The man who defeats all of his adversaries in business.
(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 earns enough money to provide for his family.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is ostensibly one of the most respectable reasons for getting married according to the author?

2. What does the author say belongs in every marriage but is missing from a marriage of convenience?

3. What is the second subject Kierkegaard examines?

4. What does the author say God's love is?

5. Who is the only person who has gained everything according to the author?

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