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

2. According to the author, what is love itself?
(a) The aesthetic.
(b) The easy path.
(c) A myth.
(d) An illusion.

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

4. 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.

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

6. The author asserts that making a good choice does not depend so much on deliberation as on what?
(a) What others wish for one to do.
(b) A learning of correctness.
(c) A baptism of the will.
(d) Just doing what one feels.

7. What does the author claim he has never passed himself off as?
(a) A cobbler.
(b) A cabinet maker.
(c) A philosopher.
(d) A poet.

8. What kind of woman does the author compare the young man to?
(a) A spurned woman.
(b) A woman in love.
(c) A woman in labor.
(d) A jealous woman.

9. The author accuses the young man of hardening his mind to what?
(a) Frittering away his intellectual life.
(b) Lusting after women day and night.
(c) To interpret all existence in aesthetic categories.
(d) The existence of right and wrong.

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

11. Who does the author say cannot love?
(a) A person who beats his wife.
(b) A person who always tells the truth.
(c) A person who is not Christian.
(d) A peson who cannot open himself.

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

13. What history does the author say proves to be incommensurable for poetry?
(a) Danish history.
(b) World history.
(c) Inner history.
(d) Religious history.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What concept does the author of the letter introduce at the beginning of this section?

2. What does the author say is the young man's position in relation to philosophy?

3. What is the risk in despairing over something particular according to the author?

4. What does the author call the young man's intellectual capacities?

5. What does the author claim the aesthetic is?

(see the answer keys)

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