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. 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) A learning of correctness.
(c) Just doing what one feels.
(d) What others wish for one to do.

2. What does the author say an aesthetic representation requires?
(a) Lots of laughter.
(b) Lots of money.
(c) A beautiful picture frame.
(d) Concentration on the moment.

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

4. What does the author say it is easy to do?
(a) Levitate.
(b) Deceive oneself.
(c) Walk a hundred miles.
(d) Have a happy marriage.

5. What does the author claim the aesthetic is?
(a) The aesthetic is a mystery that is fundamentally unknowable.
(b) The aesthetic is that by which a person spontaneously is what he is.
(c) The aesthetic is that by which a person becomes what he becomes.
(d) The aesthetic is that by which a person spontaneously arouses the essence of someone else.

6. What does the author find sad in the contemplating of human life?
(a) That most people never learn the value of a dollar.
(b) That most people live out their lives in a quiet lostness.
(c) That most people go on about their lives as it they will never die.
(d) That most people never learn the joy of a beautiful marriage.

7. 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 crew is rather inept.
(c) Because the captain's ship is old and takes along time to adjust its course.
(d) Because the captain constantly changes his mind.

8. Wherein is contained the whole wisdom of life according to the author?
(a) In Either/Or.
(b) In religious duty.
(c) In marital commitment.
(d) In sensual pleasure.

9. 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 composing symphonies.
(d) In writing volumes of poetry.

10. What does the author claim he is not?
(a) A husband.
(b) A father.
(c) A surgeon.
(d) A logician.

11. What natural need does every human being have according to the author?
(a) The need to exonerate himself.
(b) The need to marry.
(c) The need to formulate a life view.
(d) The need to find God.

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

13. 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 study and perform.
(c) What it is to choose and repent.
(d) What it is to prepare and debate.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. On the whole, what does the author say it is to choose?

2. What is the married man's most dangerous enemy according to the author?

3. If the the young man fails his wife, who does the author say will punish him?

4. What does the author say concerns the young man?

5. According to the author, reflection never reaches beyond what?

(see the answer keys)

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