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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the only way the author claims he would ever wish to be in relation to his wife?
(a) Dominant.
(b) Polygamous.
(c) Monogamous.
(d) Submissive.

2. When discussing adversity with the young man, against what does the author warn?
(a) Thoughtlessness.
(b) Promiscuity.
(c) Eccentricity.
(d) Arbitrariness.

3. What does the author say one must transform to preserve the aesthetic in human beings?
(a) One must transform lemons into lemonade.
(b) One must transform suffering into joy.
(c) One must transform beauty into pain.
(d) One must transform outer trials into inner trials.

4. What does the author believe accounts for the young man's excessive anxiety?
(a) The author believes the young man is afraid of death.
(b) The author believes the young man is afraid of his father.
(c) The author believes the young man is afraid of missing the erotic moment.
(d) The author believes the young man is afraid of missing all the frivolity of the engagement period.

5. What does an individual become when his heart is open according to the author?
(a) Merciful.
(b) Inarticulate.
(c) Vengeful.
(d) Eloquent.

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

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

8. What is the only thing for which the author prays to God with his whole heart?
(a) That God will give him the judgement to know when his wife is lying.
(b) That God will give him the strength never to want to love another woman.
(c) That God will give him the patience to put up with his wife's nagging.
(d) That God will give him the strength to move on after his wife stops loving him.

9. What does the author say the young man he is writing to wants to be?
(a) Fate.
(b) An archangel.
(c) A priest.
(d) A pig.

10. What is the only thing for which the author thanks God with his whole soul?
(a) That his wife is the only woman he has ever loved.
(b) That his wife loves him with all her heart.
(c) That his wife is the last person he will ever love.
(d) That his wife has many hobbies which keep her occupied.

11. First love is equivalent to what type of faith according to the author?
(a) The type of faith that believes itself capable of moving mountains.
(b) The type of faith the poor have.
(c) The type of faith that believes there has never been anything but itself.
(d) The type of faith the haughty and vain have.

12. 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.

13. To what religion does the author say marriage belongs?
(a) Islam.
(b) Buddhism.
(c) Christianity.
(d) Hinduism.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the middle course that the "marriage of convenience" takes according to the author?

2. From who does the author say the secrecy system generally comes?

3. What system does the author say he observed while he was a guest in the home of a young married couple?

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

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

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