Either/Or Test | Final Test - Easy

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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 it is easy to do?
(a) Levitate.
(b) Walk a hundred miles.
(c) Deceive oneself.
(d) Have a happy marriage.

2. According to the author how does philosophy view history?
(a) Philosophy sees history under the category of mathematics.
(b) Philosophy sees history under the category of freedom.
(c) Philosophy sees history under the category of meteorology.
(d) Philosophy sees history under the category of necessity.

3. What happens to choice if one admits meditation according to the author?
(a) If one admits meditation, absolute choice ceases to be meditation.
(b) If one admits meditation, then there is no absolute choice.
(c) There is no absolute choice unless one admits meditation.
(d) If one admits meditation, there is no effect whatsoever on absolute choice.

4. What is everyone born with a penchant for according to the author?
(a) Singing songs.
(b) Climbing hills.
(c) Descending hills.
(d) Painting pictures.

5. What does the author say concerns the young man?
(a) Either/Or.
(b) Serious questions of philosophy.
(c) His parents.
(d) Nothing.

6. How does the concept the author mentions act on him?
(a) It makes him exceedingly earnest.
(b) It spurs his will to action.
(c) It fills his soul with peace.
(d) It makes him quite angry.

7. What does the author accuse the young man of having become?
(a) A liar.
(b) A critic.
(c) A prostitute.
(d) A thief.

8. In what does the author say the young man is prolific?
(a) In coining phrases of his favorite conclusions.
(b) In writing novels.
(c) In composing symphonies.
(d) In writing volumes of poetry.

9. How fast do philosophers hasten to the past according to the author?
(a) So fast that it ends up in the future.
(b) So fast that only philosophy's coattails remain in the present.
(c) Philosophy never hastens to the past.
(d) So fast that none of philosophy remains in the present at all.

10. The author accuses the young man of hardening his mind to what?
(a) Frittering away his intellectual life.
(b) The existence of right and wrong.
(c) Lusting after women day and night.
(d) To interpret all existence in aesthetic categories.

11. What does the author say happens to people who deceive others for an extended period?
(a) Such people get elected to public office.
(b) Such people live ever more happily.
(c) Such people become dim-witted.
(d) Such people become unable to show their true natures.

12. What does the author say is the young man's position in relation to philosophy?
(a) The young man's position is mildly at odds with philosophy.
(b) The young man's position is friendly to philosophy.
(c) The young man's position is indifferent to philosophy.
(d) The young man's position is anathema to philosophy.

13. According to the author, of what can the mystic not be absolved?
(a) A certain exclusivity in his relationship with others.
(b) A certain obtrusiveness in his relationship to God.
(c) Harboring lust in his heart.
(d) Harboring anger toward his brother.

14. What concept does the author of the letter introduce at the beginning of this section?
(a) The concept of moral accountability.
(b) The concept of Either/Or.
(c) The concept of bilocation.
(d) The concept of relativity.

15. What is the secret horror of every person who lives aethically, according to the author?
(a) Despairing.
(b) Living freely.
(c) Tripping.
(d) Sinning.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the author propose might come to the young man for advice?

2. Why does the author say it seems superfluous to tell the young man what is aesthetic?

3. What does the author say that the young man thinks life is?

4. What does the author say is "the last to be satisfied"?

5. What "humble view" does the author say he presents to the young man?

(see the answer keys)

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