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

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

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

4. Why does the author say the young man is afraid of continuity?
(a) Because the young man is afraid of everything.
(b) Because he had a frightening experience with continuity as a chil
(c) Because he enjoys variety.
(d) Because it deprives him of the opportunity to deceive himself.

5. What is the author's attitude toward depression?
(a) Depression is the fault of the depressed person.
(b) Depression makes a person wise.
(c) Depression victimizes millions of people.
(d) Depression is the most beautiful gift from God.

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

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

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

9. What kind of energy does the author say a dying person has?
(a) Supranatural energy.
(b) Not very much energy at all.
(c) Atomic energy.
(d) Light energy.

10. About what emperor does the author go on at length?
(a) Julius Caesar.
(b) Constantine.
(c) Nero.
(d) Augustus Caesar.

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

12. Who does the author propose might come to the young man for advice?
(a) A brilliant youth, even younger than he.
(b) The author proposes no one would come to the young man for advice.
(c) A brazenly licentious priest.
(d) A coy milkmaid.

13. What phrase does the young man fling about according to the author?
(a) "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
(b) "It is not the given that is great, but the acquired."
(c) "It takes one to know one."
(d) "Too many cooks spoil the broth."

14. What is everyone born with a penchant for according to the author?
(a) Painting pictures.
(b) Descending hills.
(c) Climbing hills.
(d) Singing songs.

15. Why must a captain of a ship make swift decisions about direction changes?
(a) Because while the captain is deciding, the ship continues forward at a constant velocity.
(b) Because the captain constantly changes his mind.
(c) Because the captain's crew is rather inept.
(d) Because the captain's ship is old and takes along time to adjust its course.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author write is on the other side of the aesthetic?

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

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

4. What is the ethical according to the author?

5. What kind of woman does the author compare the young man to?

(see the answer keys)

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