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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What character in opera does the author say embodies the state preceding love?
(a) Wotan in THE RING CYCLE.
(b) Tristan in TRISTAN AND ISOLDE.
(c) Don Giovanni in DON GIOVANNI.
(d) Page in FIGARO.

2. What is the relationship between marriage and first love according to the author?
(a) Marriage is the transfiguration of first love.
(b) There is no relationship between marriage and first love according to the author.
(c) Marriage is the annihilation of first love.
(d) Marriage is the equivalent of first love.

3. Every coming into existence, according to the author, always has an element of what?
(a) Flying.
(b) Stepping back.
(c) Caressing.
(d) Polemic.

4. Between what two things does the writer say there may exist a significant difference?
(a) There may be a significant difference between the time the wedding is scheduled to start and when it actually starts.
(b) There may be a significant difference between how the in-laws are before the wedding and after the wedding.
(c) There may be a significant difference between the type of wedding reception the bride wants and the type of wedding reception the groom prefers.
(d) There may be a significant difference between how the young man really feels and what the wedding is like.

5. What does the author say belongs in every marriage but is missing from a marriage of convenience?
(a) The eternal.
(b) The temporal.
(c) The erotic.
(d) The cruel.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the opening phrase of the work?

2. What does the author say would be a matter of indifference to Christians?

3. What does the author say romantic love is built on?

4. Into what two categories does the author say he can divide the difficulties in marriage?

5. What does the author say is the most intensive enjoyment?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe human beings in this chapter?

2. Why does the author say that dealing with the young man is a most difficult task?

3. What interests the author in a certain engraving dramatizing the story of Cain and Abel?

4. How many types of love does the author write there are? What are they?

5. What does the author write first love is for "happy individualities?"

6. Why does the author warn against young men being tied down to making a living right away?

7. Why does the author compare the young man to King Herod?

8. What are the advantages of the ethical theory of talent as opposed to the aesthetic theory of talent?

9. Describe what the author writes are the necessary inward conditions for marriage?

10. What does the author say the young man proposes is the definition of a hero? What does the author encourage the young man to suppose instead?

(see the answer keys)

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