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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 romantic love is built on?
(a) An ocean.
(b) An illusion.
(c) A rock.
(d) An undeniable reality.

2. 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.

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

4. What moment does the newly married couple attempt to postpone?
(a) The moment the couple realizes they are bored.
(b) The moment of risk.
(c) The moment of tenderness.
(d) The moment of consummation.

5. 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.

6. 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 lameness.
(d) A quality of duplexity.

7. 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 fleeting quality of it.
(d) The strength of it.

8. According to the author, true marriage includes the religious and what other element?
(a) The pure.
(b) The sacrilegious.
(c) The erotic.
(d) The fated.

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

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

12. What is the first subject Kierkegaard discusses?
(a) Friendship.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Hatred.
(d) Passion.

13. Who has lost himself in another according to the author?
(a) The one who dodges bullets.
(b) The one who loves.
(c) The one who laughs.
(d) The one who hates.

14. What does first love not need according to the author?
(a) Fame.
(b) Support.
(c) Attention.
(d) Money.

15. How ought we deal with the frail according to the author?
(a) We ought to be polite to the frail in their presence and save our snickering for when they are gone.
(b) We ought to speak very slowly to the frail.
(c) We ought to deal with the frail lovingly.
(d) We ought to kick the frail down the stairs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does an individual become when his heart is open according to the author?

2. In what form is EITHER/OR written?

3. How is it said that married folk should live according to the author?

4. How does the author say the young man lives?

5. What creature sends the author into "reverie"?

(see the answer keys)

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