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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 that every order of life, including marriage, has?
(a) Traitors.
(b) Paragons.
(c) Workers.
(d) Plebeians.

2. What is the author's answer to the claim that poverty may be a serious difficulty for marriage?
(a) Love.
(b) Eat.
(c) Pray.
(d) Work.

3. According to the author, an esthetically beautiful marriage is always a what?
(a) A dull one.
(b) A sad one.
(c) An exhilarating one.
(d) A happy one.

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

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

6. In discussing the the aesthetic of marriage, upon what does the author of the letter draw?
(a) The author draws on examples from Confucius's marriage.
(b) The author draws on examples from his friend's marriage.
(c) The author draws on examples from his own marriage.
(d) The author draws on invented examples of marriage.

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

8. To whom does the author compare the young man when he is ill-tempered?
(a) Herod.
(b) Pontius Pilate.
(c) Mohammed.
(d) King David.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. First love is equivalent to what type of faith according to the author?

3. At what moment is love annihilated according to the author?

4. Who is the only one who has a true conception of who he is according to the author?

5. How ought we deal with the frail according to the author?

(see the answer keys)

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