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

2. Why does the author say it seems superfluous to tell the young man what is aesthetic?
(a) Because the young man is an aesthetic virtuoso.
(b) Because the young man surely will not listen.
(c) Because the young man has surely burned the letter already.
(d) Because the young man is not a real person.

3. What does the author say the young man's attitude toward ethics is?
(a) The author says the young man is not ordinarily disdainful of ethics.
(b) The author says the young man finds ethics fascinating.
(c) The author says the young man despises ethics.
(d) The author says the young man finds ethics amusing.

4. 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 anathema to philosophy.
(c) The young man's position is indifferent to philosophy.
(d) The young man's position is friendly to philosophy.

5. On the whole, what does the author say it is to choose?
(a) A stringent term for the ethical.
(b) A polite term for selfishness.
(c) An asinine term for the hypothetical.
(d) A ridiculous term for duty.

6. 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.

7. What is the married man's most dangerous enemy according to the author?
(a) Time.
(b) His conscience.
(c) His wife.
(d) His wife's suitors.

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

9. What does the author say art and poetry do for us?
(a) Art and poetry bore most of us to tears.
(b) Art and poetry amaze us with the complexity of their construction.
(c) Art and poetry delight us in the moment of consummation.
(d) Art and poetry torture us with their beauty.

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

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

12. If the the young man fails his wife, who does the author say will punish him?
(a) The author says the Danish marriage police will punish the young man.
(b) The author says the young man will punish himself.
(c) The author says his wife will punish the young man.
(d) The author says the state will punish the young man.

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

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

15. What does the author say is another way to articulate the importance of living aesthetically?
(a) One must marry well.
(b) One must find the truth.
(c) One must destroy life.
(d) One must enjoy life.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the author say cannot love?

2. What does the author call a poet-existence?

3. What does the author assert is more important than cultivating one's mind?

4. Why do the author's two Englishmen travel to Arabia?

5. The author claims there is the deepest relationship between what two things?

(see the answer keys)

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