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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does the author say is the young man's position in relation to philosophy?
(a) The young man's position is friendly to philosophy.
(b) The young man's position is indifferent to philosophy.
(c) The young man's position is anathema to philosophy.
(d) The young man's position is mildly at odds with philosophy.

6. If one can "lose the whole world" without damaging one's soul, the author of the letter asserts, then what must "one's soul" prove to be?
(a) One's soul cannot possibly exist.
(b) One's soul must prove to far vaster and more powerful than every healthy marriage in Denmark.
(c) One's soul must be some supernatural forcefield.
(d) One's soul must prove to be indifferent to all the finite things in one's immediacy.

7. 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 live ever more happily.
(c) Such people get elected to public office.
(d) Such people become dim-witted.

8. What natural need does every human being have according to the author?
(a) The need to formulate a life view.
(b) The need to marry.
(c) The need to find God.
(d) The need to exonerate himself.

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

10. According to the author how does philosophy view history?
(a) Philosophy sees history under the category of freedom.
(b) Philosophy sees history under the category of necessity.
(c) Philosophy sees history under the category of meteorology.
(d) Philosophy sees history under the category of mathematics.

11. What does the author claim the aesthetic is?
(a) The aesthetic is that by which a person spontaneously arouses the essence of someone else.
(b) The aesthetic is a mystery that is fundamentally unknowable.
(c) The aesthetic is that by which a person spontaneously is what he is.
(d) The aesthetic is that by which a person becomes what he becomes.

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

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

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

15. According to the author, of what can the mystic not be absolved?
(a) Harboring lust in his heart.
(b) Harboring anger toward his brother.
(c) A certain exclusivity in his relationship with others.
(d) A certain obtrusiveness in his relationship to God.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the married man's most dangerous enemy according to the author?

2. What does the author say concerns the young man?

3. How does the author describe the way of history?

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

5. What is a moment that is more significant than everything else in the entire world according to the author?

(see the answer keys)

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