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

2. What kind of woman does the author compare the young man to?
(a) A spurned woman.
(b) A jealous woman.
(c) A woman in labor.
(d) A woman in love.

3. What is the author's attitude toward depression?
(a) Depression victimizes millions of people.
(b) Depression is the fault of the depressed person.
(c) Depression makes a person wise.
(d) Depression is the most beautiful gift from God.

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

5. According to the author, what is love itself?
(a) The easy path.
(b) The aesthetic.
(c) A myth.
(d) An illusion.

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

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

8. What does the author say concerns the young man?
(a) His parents.
(b) Either/Or.
(c) Serious questions of philosophy.
(d) Nothing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author urge the young man to do with his "droll fancies"?

2. What kind of person does the author say the young man is like?

3. Why do the author's two Englishmen travel to Arabia?

4. About what emperor does the author go on at length?

5. What does the author say an aesthetic representation requires?

(see the answer keys)

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