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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The author claims there is the deepest relationship between what two things?
(a) A choice and the people surrounding the person choosing.
(b) Denmark and Norway.
(c) A man and woman who have gotten divorced.
(d) A choice and the one who is choosing.
2. To what does he assert he sacrifices his life?
(a) To his wife.
(b) To his work.
(c) All of these.
(d) To his children.
3. What kind of person does the author say the young man is like?
(a) A deaf person.
(b) A dying person.
(c) A flying person.
(d) A mute person.
4. What is the secret horror of every person who lives aethically, according to the author?
(b) Living freely.
5. To what do doubt and despair belong according to the author?
(a) Completely different spheres.
(b) The same family.
(c) The hearts of young men.
(d) The souls of young women.
6. How fast do philosophers hasten to the past according to the author?
(a) So fast that only philosophy's coattails remain in the present.
(b) So fast that none of philosophy remains in the present at all.
(c) Philosophy never hastens to the past.
(d) So fast that it ends up in the future.
7. What kind of woman does the author compare the young man to?
(a) A spurned woman.
(b) A woman in love.
(c) A jealous woman.
(d) A woman in labor.
8. 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.
9. What "humble view" does the author say he presents to the young man?
(a) What it is to prepare and debate.
(b) What it is to hate and destroy.
(c) What it is to study and perform.
(d) What it is to choose and repent.
10. What does the author call the young man's intellectual capacities?
(b) Truly remarkable.
(d) Beyond genius.
11. What does the author say are the spheres proper to thought?
(b) All of these.
12. Wherein is contained the whole wisdom of life according to the author?
(a) In sensual pleasure.
(b) In marital commitment.
(c) In religious duty.
(d) In Either/Or.
13. Who does the author propose might come to the young man for advice?
(a) A brazenly licentious priest.
(b) The author proposes no one would come to the young man for advice.
(c) A brilliant youth, even younger than he.
(d) A coy milkmaid.
14. What does the author say an aesthetic representation requires?
(a) A beautiful picture frame.
(b) Lots of money.
(c) Lots of laughter.
(d) Concentration on the moment.
15. 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) The cheaper the substance one uses to become intoxicated the harder the habit is to cure.
(b) There is no relationship between the substance one uses to become intoxicated and how difficult the habit of intoxicating oneself is to cure.
(c) The finer the substance one uses to become intoxicated the more difficult the habit is to cure.
(d) It is easier to overcome being intoxicated by black substances than by white.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the author say he fights for Either/Or in his letter to the young man?
2. What does the author find sad in the contemplating of human life?
3. What does the author say is "the last to be satisfied"?
4. According to the author how does philosophy view history?
5. What history does the author say proves to be incommensurable for poetry?
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