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

2. What is everyone born with a penchant for according to the author?
(a) Descending hills.
(b) Painting pictures.
(c) Singing songs.
(d) Climbing hills.

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

4. According to the author, reflection never reaches beyond what?
(a) The power of marriage.
(b) A man being what he is.
(c) Meditation.
(d) Prayer.

5. 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 a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
(d) The author describes the way of history as being very long and arduous.

6. What does the author claim he has never passed himself off as?
(a) A poet.
(b) A philosopher.
(c) A cabinet maker.
(d) A cobbler.

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

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

9. What does the author say is "the last to be satisfied"?
(a) The stomach.
(b) The ear.
(c) The eye.
(d) The heart.

10. How fast do philosophers hasten to the past according to the author?
(a) So fast that only philosophy's coattails remain in the present.
(b) So fast that none of philosophy remains in the present at all.
(c) So fast that it ends up in the future.
(d) Philosophy never hastens to the past.

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

12. What does the author anticipate will be the young man's first objection to married life?
(a) The cuteness of it all.
(b) The monotony of it all.
(c) The falseness of it all.
(d) The conventionality of it all.

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

14. According to the author, of what can the mystic not be absolved?
(a) Harboring anger toward his brother.
(b) A certain exclusivity in his relationship with others.
(c) A certain obtrusiveness in his relationship to God.
(d) Harboring lust in his heart.

15. Who does the author propose might come to the young man for advice?
(a) A brilliant youth, even younger than he.
(b) A brazenly licentious priest.
(c) A coy milkmaid.
(d) The author proposes no one would come to the young man for advice.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say happens to people who deceive others for an extended period?

2. What is a moment that is more significant than everything else in the entire world according to the author?

3. What does the author say is the young man's position in relation to philosophy?

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

5. What does the author say is another way to articulate the importance of living aesthetically?

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