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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 claim Martin Luther said a Christian has never died of?
(a) Cholera.
(b) Typhoid.
(c) Hunger.
(d) Unkindness.

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

3. Why does the author suggest the young man may be "depressed" and fear marriage?
(a) Perhaps the young man has not been taking his medication.
(b) The young man's parents were unhappy in their marriage and abused him all his life.
(c) The young man may be thinking, "Everything may change; what if this person that now I almost worship may change; what if, what if, etc."
(d) The young man may be thinking, "She doesn't really love me; all love is false."

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

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

6. According to the author, what happens to the value of an original, or first, thing if it may be repeated?
(a) The first thing never had any value.
(b) The value decreases.
(c) The value remains the same.
(d) The value increases.

7. What is the reader to understand about the content of Kierkegaard's letter?
(a) The reader is to understand that the contents of the letter apply to Kierkegaard's wife.
(b) The reader is to understand that the contents of the letter apply to the reader himself and not to another.
(c) The reader is to understand that the contents of the letter apply to King David.
(d) The reader is to understand that the contents of the letter apply to the prophet Nathan.

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

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

10. What system does the author say he observed while he was a guest in the home of a young married couple?
(a) The secrecy system.
(b) The Stanislavsky system.
(c) The fairness system.
(d) The silent system.

11. Why is "sympathetic" depression noble according to the author of the letter?
(a) "Sympathetic" depression is the depression of the landed gentry.
(b) "Sympathetic" depression is highly attractive in a young man.
(c) The author has proclaimed it!
(d) "Sympathetic" depression is for the sake of another.

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

13. What does Byron declare about love according to the author?
(a) Love is irrelevant and marriage is significant.
(b) Love torment and marriage is peace.
(c) Love is heaven and marriage is hell.
(d) Love is false and marriage is true.

14. Why is the author accustomed to writing on this particular object?
(a) Because he is a public official.
(b) Because he lives in ancient Egypt.
(c) Because he lives in modern India.
(d) Because he is blind.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the author assert reflective love does?

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

4. Into what two categories does the author say he can divide the difficulties in marriage?

5. The author asserts that just as nothing is impossible for God, nothing is impossible for whom?

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