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

2. What does the author say happens to people who deceive others for an extended period?
(a) Such people live ever more happily.
(b) Such people become unable to show their true natures.
(c) Such people get elected to public office.
(d) Such people become dim-witted.

3. The author claims there is the deepest relationship between what two things?
(a) Denmark and Norway.
(b) A man and woman who have gotten divorced.
(c) A choice and the one who is choosing.
(d) A choice and the people surrounding the person choosing.

4. What is the married man's most dangerous enemy according to the author?
(a) His wife's suitors.
(b) His wife.
(c) Time.
(d) His conscience.

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

6. 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) "Too many cooks spoil the broth."
(c) "It takes one to know one."
(d) "It is not the given that is great, but the acquired."

7. Why does the author say it seems superfluous to tell the young man what is aesthetic?
(a) Because the young man has surely burned the letter already.
(b) Because the young man surely will not listen.
(c) Because the young man is an aesthetic virtuoso.
(d) Because the young man is not a real person.

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

9. If a sailor is enchanted by a mermaid's song, what is the only way to break the spell according to the author?
(a) One must consult a wise man and obtain his blessing.
(b) One must swallow the eye of a newt.
(c) One must play the same piece backward without making a single mistake.
(d) One must remember Either/Or.

10. What does the author claim he is not?
(a) A father.
(b) A logician.
(c) A surgeon.
(d) A husband.

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

12. What does the author say cannot survive in the young man's thought?
(a) Ethics.
(b) The finite.
(c) Morals.
(d) The infinite.

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

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

15. What does the author write is on the other side of the aesthetic?
(a) The romantic.
(b) The indifferent.
(c) The hateful.
(d) The joyous.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the author's attitude toward depression?

2. Who does the author say cannot love?

3. What kind of person does the author say the young man is like?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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