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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which part of the wedding does the author find rather backward?
(a) The author thinks "as long as you both shall live" is a little extreme.
(b) The author thinks he ought to be able to have as many love affairs as he likes.
(c) The author thinks it incorrect that he is supposed to be in charge of his wife.
(d) The author thinks the man ought to wear the dress and the woman the tuxedo.

3. 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 history.
(d) By being a process of destroying.

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

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

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

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

8. What happens to the person who profits by being secretive according to the author?
(a) He always comes in third.
(b) He always wins.
(c) He always loses.
(d) He is always tortured.

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

10. What does the author say can crush the aesthetic in a human being?
(a) A Woman.
(b) A Man.
(c) An act of cruelty.
(d) Nothing can crush the aesthetic in a human being.

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

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

13. To what kind of wedding ceremony does the author of the letter refer?
(a) A Presbyterian ceremony.
(b) A Roman Catholic ceremony.
(c) A United Methodist ceremony.
(d) A Danish Lutheran ceremony.

14. What does the author say is the defect of his era?
(a) Depression.
(b) Facism.
(c) Ambivalence.
(d) Frivolity.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the quality of marital love's movements?

2. What character in opera does the author say embodies the state preceding love?

3. In addition to having a priority in itself, what other quality does marital love possess according to the author?

4. According to the author, an esthetically beautiful marriage is always a what?

5. According to the author of the letter, to what does a religious person refer everything?

(see the answer keys)

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