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

2. 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 amusing.
(c) The author says the young man finds ethics fascinating.
(d) The author says the young man despises ethics.

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

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

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

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

7. What capacity of the soul does the author say is missing in the young man?
(a) Memory of his life.
(b) Logic.
(c) Wit.
(d) Imagination.

8. What does the author find sad in the contemplating of human life?
(a) That most people never learn the joy of a beautiful marriage.
(b) That most people go on about their lives as it they will never die.
(c) That most people never learn the value of a dollar.
(d) That most people live out their lives in a quiet lostness.

9. What concept does the author of the letter introduce at the beginning of this section?
(a) The concept of Either/Or.
(b) The concept of bilocation.
(c) The concept of moral accountability.
(d) The concept of relativity.

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

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

12. The author says he would rather have a murder on his conscience than what?
(a) To have spurned a girls love.
(b) To have eaten the last piece of cake.
(c) To have stolen an erotic glance at a beautiful woman.
(d) To have lied about his age.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author accuse the young man of having become?

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

3. Why must a captain of a ship make swift decisions about direction changes?

4. How does the concept the author mentions act on him?

5. What kind of energy does the author say a dying person has?

(see the answer keys)

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