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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What path does nature take according to the author?
(a) The widest path.
(b) The hilliest path.
(c) The shortest path.
(d) The longest path.
2. What happens to choice if one admits meditation according to the author?
(a) There is no absolute choice unless one admits meditation.
(b) If one admits meditation, there is no effect whatsoever on absolute choice.
(c) If one admits meditation, absolute choice ceases to be meditation.
(d) If one admits meditation, then there is no absolute choice.
3. According to the author, of what can the mystic not be absolved?
(a) Harboring anger toward his brother.
(b) A certain obtrusiveness in his relationship to God.
(c) A certain exclusivity in his relationship with others.
(d) Harboring lust in his heart.
4. What does Either/Or represent?
(a) An album of music.
(b) Marital fidelity.
(c) Choice in human life.
(d) The capital of Denmark.
5. What does the author call the young man's condition of despair?
6. What capacity of the soul does the author say is missing in the young man?
(d) Memory of his life.
7. The author says he would rather have a murder on his conscience than what?
(a) To have eaten the last piece of cake.
(b) To have lied about his age.
(c) To have spurned a girls love.
(d) To have stolen an erotic glance at a beautiful woman.
8. How does the concept the author mentions act on him?
(a) It makes him exceedingly earnest.
(b) It fills his soul with peace.
(c) It spurs his will to action.
(d) It makes him quite angry.
9. What does the author say happens to people who deceive others for an extended period?
(a) Such people become unable to show their true natures.
(b) Such people become dim-witted.
(c) Such people get elected to public office.
(d) Such people live ever more happily.
10. What does the author say that the young man thinks life is?
(a) A lark.
(b) A masquerade.
(c) A fair.
(d) A trial.
11. 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's crew is rather inept.
(c) Because the captain constantly changes his mind.
(d) Because the captain's ship is old and takes along time to adjust its course.
12. What is the secret horror of every person who lives aethically, according to the author?
(d) Living freely.
13. According to the author, what is love itself?
(a) An illusion.
(b) The aesthetic.
(c) A myth.
(d) The easy path.
14. What kind of energy does the author say a dying person has?
(a) Not very much energy at all.
(b) Supranatural energy.
(c) Atomic energy.
(d) Light energy.
15. Who does the author say cannot love?
(a) A person who always tells the truth.
(b) A person who is not Christian.
(c) A peson who cannot open himself.
(d) A person who beats his wife.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the author write is on the other side of the aesthetic?
2. What does the author say is "the last to be satisfied"?
3. What does the author claim he is not?
4. What does the author claim he has never passed himself off as?
5. Who does the author propose might come to the young man for advice?
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