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

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

3. In what does the author say the young man is prolific?
(a) In coining phrases of his favorite conclusions.
(b) In writing novels.
(c) In writing volumes of poetry.
(d) In composing symphonies.

4. What history does the author say proves to be incommensurable for poetry?
(a) Inner history.
(b) Danish history.
(c) World history.
(d) Religious history.

5. 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) There is no relationship between the substance one uses to become intoxicated and how difficult the habit of intoxicating oneself is to cure.
(d) The cheaper the substance one uses to become intoxicated the harder the habit is to cure.

6. What does the author call a poet-existence?
(a) A sacrifice.
(b) A drag.
(c) A sin.
(d) A delight.

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

8. The author says he would rather have a murder on his conscience than what?
(a) To have lied about his age.
(b) To have eaten the last piece of cake.
(c) To have stolen an erotic glance at a beautiful woman.
(d) To have spurned a girls love.

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

10. 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 torture us with their beauty.
(c) Art and poetry bore most of us to tears.
(d) Art and poetry delight us in the moment of consummation.

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

12. What does the author call the young man's intellectual capacities?
(a) Lacking.
(b) Truly remarkable.
(c) Beyond genius.
(d) Non-existant.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author claim he has never passed himself off as?

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

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

4. What does the author say that the young man thinks life is?

5. What does the author claim he is not?

(see the answer keys)

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