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

2. What is the author's attitude toward scholarship?
(a) The author despises scholarship.
(b) The author is utterly devoted to scholarship.
(c) The author is amused by scholarship.
(d) The author respects scholarship.

3. What does Either/Or represent?
(a) The capital of Denmark.
(b) Marital fidelity.
(c) An album of music.
(d) Choice in human life.

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

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

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

7. What concept does the author of the letter introduce at the beginning of this section?
(a) The concept of bilocation.
(b) The concept of relativity.
(c) The concept of moral accountability.
(d) The concept of Either/Or.

8. What happens to choice if one admits meditation according to the author?
(a) If one admits meditation, then there is no absolute choice.
(b) If one admits meditation, there is no effect whatsoever on absolute choice.
(c) There is no absolute choice unless one admits meditation.
(d) If one admits meditation, absolute choice ceases to be meditation.

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

10. The author claims there is the deepest relationship between what two things?
(a) Denmark and Norway.
(b) A choice and the people surrounding the person choosing.
(c) A man and woman who have gotten divorced.
(d) A choice and the one who is choosing.

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

12. What kind of energy does the author say a dying person has?
(a) Light energy.
(b) Not very much energy at all.
(c) Atomic energy.
(d) Supranatural energy.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the ethical according to the author?

2. In what does the author say the young man is prolific?

3. To what do doubt and despair belong according to the author?

4. What does the author say cannot survive in the young man's thought?

5. What does the author say art and poetry do for us?

(see the answer keys)

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