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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 is the young man's position in relation to philosophy?
(a) The young man's position is mildly at odds with philosophy.
(b) The young man's position is indifferent to philosophy.
(c) The young man's position is anathema to philosophy.
(d) The young man's position is friendly to philosophy.

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

3. 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.

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

5. What does the author assert is more important than cultivating one's mind?
(a) Gathering wealth.
(b) Traveling widely.
(c) Developing one's personality.
(d) Cultivating one's garden.

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

7. Why does the author say he fights for Either/Or in his letter to the young man?
(a) For fidelity.
(b) For money.
(c) For beauty.
(d) For freedom.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. To what do doubt and despair belong according to the author?
(a) Completely different spheres.
(b) The souls of young women.
(c) The same family.
(d) The hearts of young men.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author describe the way of history?

2. Wherein is contained the whole wisdom of life according to the author?

3. According to the author, of what can the mystic not be absolved?

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

5. What does the author find sad in the contemplating of human life?

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