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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The author claims there is the deepest relationship between what two things?
(a) Denmark and Norway.
(b) A man and woman who have gotten divorced.
(c) A choice and the one who is choosing.
(d) A choice and the people surrounding the person choosing.
2. What is everyone born with a penchant for according to the author?
(a) Painting pictures.
(b) Descending hills.
(c) Singing songs.
(d) Climbing hills.
3. What does the author say is the young man's position in relation to philosophy?
(a) The young man's position is indifferent to philosophy.
(b) The young man's position is friendly to philosophy.
(c) The young man's position is anathema to philosophy.
(d) The young man's position is mildly at odds with philosophy.
4. What concept does the author of the letter introduce at the beginning of this section?
(a) The concept of relativity.
(b) The concept of Either/Or.
(c) The concept of bilocation.
(d) The concept of moral accountability.
5. What does the author say it is easy to do?
(b) Have a happy marriage.
(c) Walk a hundred miles.
(d) Deceive oneself.
6. Why must a captain of a ship make swift decisions about direction changes?
(a) Because while the captain is deciding, the ship continues forward at a constant velocity.
(b) Because the captain's ship is old and takes along time to adjust its course.
(c) Because the captain's crew is rather inept.
(d) Because the captain constantly changes his mind.
7. What does the author call a poet-existence?
(a) A sacrifice.
(b) A delight.
(c) A drag.
(d) A sin.
8. What kind of energy does the author say a dying person has?
(a) Supranatural energy.
(b) Atomic energy.
(c) Not very much energy at all.
(d) Light energy.
9. What relationship does the author assert between the substance one uses to become intoxicated and how difficult the habit of intoxicating oneself is to cure?
(a) There is no relationship between the substance one uses to become intoxicated and how difficult the habit of intoxicating oneself is to cure.
(b) It is easier to overcome being intoxicated by black substances than by white.
(c) The cheaper the substance one uses to become intoxicated the harder the habit is to cure.
(d) The finer the substance one uses to become intoxicated the more difficult the habit is to cure.
10. What does the author claim he is not?
(a) A logician.
(b) A father.
(c) A surgeon.
(d) A husband.
11. What is the ethical according to the author?
(a) The ethical is that with which a person punishes a person who misbehaves.
(b) The ethical is a mystery that is fundamentally unknowable.
(c) The ethical is that by which a person spontaneously is what he is.
(d) The ethical is that by which a person becomes what he becomes.
12. What is the secret horror of every person who lives aethically, according to the author?
(d) Living freely.
13. What does Either/Or represent?
(a) An album of music.
(b) Choice in human life.
(c) Marital fidelity.
(d) The capital of Denmark.
14. What phrase does the young man fling about according to the author?
(a) "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
(b) "It takes one to know one."
(c) "Too many cooks spoil the broth."
(d) "It is not the given that is great, but the acquired."
15. If one can "lose the whole world" without damaging one's soul, the author of the letter asserts, then what must "one's soul" prove to be?
(a) One's soul cannot possibly exist.
(b) One's soul must prove to far vaster and more powerful than every healthy marriage in Denmark.
(c) One's soul must be some supernatural forcefield.
(d) One's soul must prove to be indifferent to all the finite things in one's immediacy.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to the author, what is love itself?
2. What kind of person does the author say the young man is like?
3. Wherein is contained the whole wisdom of life according to the author?
4. The author accuses the young man of hardening his mind to what?
5. On the whole, what does the author say it is to choose?
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