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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author says he would rather have a murder on his conscience than what?
(a) To have eaten the last piece of cake.
(b) To have stolen an erotic glance at a beautiful woman.
(c) To have lied about his age.
(d) To have spurned a girls love.

2. The author asserts that making a good choice does not depend so much on deliberation as on what?
(a) A baptism of the will.
(b) Just doing what one feels.
(c) What others wish for one to do.
(d) A learning of correctness.

3. What does the author say is another way to articulate the importance of living aesthetically?
(a) One must find the truth.
(b) One must destroy life.
(c) One must enjoy life.
(d) One must marry well.

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

5. How does the author describe the way of history?
(a) The author describes the way of history as being a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
(b) The author describes the way of history as being ultimately amusing.
(c) The author describes the way of history as being very long and arduous.
(d) The author describes the way of history as being only apparent many years after the fact.

6. What does the author call the young man's condition of despair?
(a) Fortunate.
(b) Ironic.
(c) Lively.
(d) Propitious.

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

8. What kind of person does the author say the young man is like?
(a) A deaf person.
(b) A mute person.
(c) A flying person.
(d) A dying person.

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

10. What is the married man's most dangerous enemy according to the author?
(a) His conscience.
(b) Time.
(c) His wife.
(d) His wife's suitors.

11. If the the young man fails his wife, who does the author say will punish him?
(a) The author says his wife will punish the young man.
(b) The author says the state will punish the young man.
(c) The author says the young man will punish himself.
(d) The author says the Danish marriage police will punish the young man.

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

13. Why does the author say he fights for Either/Or in his letter to the young man?
(a) For fidelity.
(b) For money.
(c) For beauty.
(d) For freedom.

14. What does the author say cannot survive in the young man's thought?
(a) Morals.
(b) The finite.
(c) Ethics.
(d) The infinite.

15. What does the author say that the young man thinks life is?
(a) A masquerade.
(b) A lark.
(c) A fair.
(d) A trial.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say an aesthetic representation requires?

2. What does the author say the young man's attitude toward ethics is?

3. Who does the author say cannot love?

4. According to the author, of what can the mystic not be absolved?

5. The author claims there is the deepest relationship between what two things?

(see the answer keys)

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