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

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

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

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

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 becomes what he becomes.
(c) The aesthetic is that by which a person spontaneously arouses the essence of someone else.
(d) The aesthetic is that by which a person spontaneously is what he is.

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

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

8. 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.

9. What relationship does the author assert between the substance one uses to become intoxicated and how difficult the habit of intoxicating oneself is to cure?
(a) It is easier to overcome being intoxicated by black substances than by white.
(b) The finer the substance one uses to become intoxicated the more difficult the habit is to cure.
(c) The cheaper the substance one uses to become intoxicated the harder the habit is to cure.
(d) There is no relationship between the substance one uses to become intoxicated and how difficult the habit of intoxicating oneself is to cure.

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

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

12. What does the author urge the young man to do with his "droll fancies"?
(a) Keep them.
(b) Rid himself of them.
(c) Ignore them.
(d) Pass them on to the object of his affection.

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

14. About what emperor does the author go on at length?
(a) Augustus Caesar.
(b) Nero.
(c) Julius Caesar.
(d) Constantine.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What path does nature take according to the author?

2. What does the author anticipate will be the young man's first objection to married life?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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