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

2. What path does nature take according to the author?
(a) The widest path.
(b) The longest path.
(c) The hilliest path.
(d) The shortest path.

3. What history does the author say proves to be incommensurable for poetry?
(a) Inner history.
(b) Danish history.
(c) Religious history.
(d) World history.

4. What does the author say are the spheres proper to thought?
(a) All of these.
(b) Logic.
(c) Nature.
(d) History.

5. What is the risk in despairing over something particular according to the author?
(a) That one will forget one's obligation to one's wife.
(b) That one will be distracted from the joy of sunsets.
(c) That one's despair will not be authentic and deep.
(d) That one's despair will be totally overwhelming.

6. On the whole, what does the author say it is to choose?
(a) A ridiculous term for duty.
(b) A stringent term for the ethical.
(c) A polite term for selfishness.
(d) An asinine term for the hypothetical.

7. What does the author say the young man's attitude toward ethics is?
(a) The author says the young man finds ethics fascinating.
(b) The author says the young man is not ordinarily disdainful of ethics.
(c) The author says the young man despises ethics.
(d) The author says the young man finds ethics amusing.

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

9. What "humble view" does the author say he presents to the young man?
(a) What it is to prepare and debate.
(b) What it is to study and perform.
(c) What it is to choose and repent.
(d) What it is to hate and destroy.

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

11. Why does the author say it seems superfluous to tell the young man what is aesthetic?
(a) Because the young man is not a real person.
(b) Because the young man is an aesthetic virtuoso.
(c) Because the young man has surely burned the letter already.
(d) Because the young man surely will not listen.

12. To what does he assert he sacrifices his life?
(a) To his wife.
(b) All of these.
(c) To his work.
(d) To his children.

13. Who does the author say cannot love?
(a) A person who beats his wife.
(b) A person who is not Christian.
(c) A person who always tells the truth.
(d) A peson who cannot open himself.

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

15. What does the author say art and poetry do for us?
(a) Art and poetry bore most of us to tears.
(b) Art and poetry delight us in the moment of consummation.
(c) Art and poetry torture us with their beauty.
(d) Art and poetry amaze us with the complexity of their construction.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author how does philosophy view history?

2. What happens to choice if one admits meditation according to the author?

3. What capacity of the soul does the author say is missing in the young man?

4. Why does the author say the young man is afraid of continuity?

5. What is the secret horror of every person who lives aethically, according to the author?

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