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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In what does the author say the young man is prolific?
(a) In writing volumes of poetry.
(b) In composing symphonies.
(c) In writing novels.
(d) In coining phrases of his favorite conclusions.
2. About what emperor does the author go on at length?
(b) Julius Caesar.
(d) Augustus Caesar.
3. Why does the author say the young man is afraid of continuity?
(a) Because he had a frightening experience with continuity as a chil
(b) Because he enjoys variety.
(c) Because the young man is afraid of everything.
(d) Because it deprives him of the opportunity to deceive himself.
4. How fast do philosophers hasten to the past according to the author?
(a) So fast that none of philosophy remains in the present at all.
(b) So fast that only philosophy's coattails remain in the present.
(c) So fast that it ends up in the future.
(d) Philosophy never hastens to the past.
5. What natural need does every human being have according to the author?
(a) The need to formulate a life view.
(b) The need to find God.
(c) The need to marry.
(d) The need to exonerate himself.
6. What kind of person does the author say the young man is like?
(a) A deaf person.
(b) A dying person.
(c) A mute person.
(d) A flying person.
7. 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 indifferent to philosophy.
(c) The young man's position is anathema to philosophy.
(d) The young man's position is friendly to philosophy.
8. What does the author claim he is not?
(a) A logician.
(b) A husband.
(c) A surgeon.
(d) A father.
9. What does the author say are the spheres proper to thought?
(d) All of these.
10. What does the author say concerns the young man?
(a) Serious questions of philosophy.
(c) His parents.
11. What does the author call the young man's intellectual capacities?
(c) Beyond genius.
(d) Truly remarkable.
12. What "humble view" does the author say he presents to the young man?
(a) What it is to hate and destroy.
(b) What it is to choose and repent.
(c) What it is to prepare and debate.
(d) What it is to study and perform.
13. The author claims there is the deepest relationship between what two things?
(a) A choice and the people surrounding the person choosing.
(b) A man and woman who have gotten divorced.
(c) Denmark and Norway.
(d) A choice and the one who is choosing.
14. What does the author call a poet-existence?
(a) A drag.
(b) A sacrifice.
(c) A sin.
(d) A delight.
15. What phrase does the young man fling about according to the author?
(a) "It takes one to know one."
(b) "Too many cooks spoil the broth."
(c) "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
(d) "It is not the given that is great, but the acquired."
Short Answer Questions
1. 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?
2. What does the author say is "the last to be satisfied"?
3. What kind of woman does the author compare the young man to?
4. What is the author's attitude toward depression?
5. Why does the author say it seems superfluous to tell the young man what is aesthetic?
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