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

2. How does the author describe the way of history?
(a) The author describes the way of history as being a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
(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 very long and arduous.
(d) The author describes the way of history as being ultimately amusing.

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

4. To what does he assert he sacrifices his life?
(a) All of these.
(b) To his children.
(c) To his work.
(d) To his wife.

5. Why do the author's two Englishmen travel to Arabia?
(a) To smoke tobacco.
(b) To discuss philosophy.
(c) To visit Mecca.
(d) To purchase horses.

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. What is the author's attitude toward scholarship?
(a) The author respects scholarship.
(b) The author is amused by scholarship.
(c) The author despises scholarship.
(d) The author is utterly devoted to scholarship.

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

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is everyone born with a penchant for according to the author?

2. What does the author say the young man's attitude toward ethics is?

3. What "humble view" does the author say he presents to the young man?

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

5. What does the author call the young man's condition of despair?

(see the answer keys)

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