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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. Of what two things is first love a unity?
(a) Love and hate.
(b) Passion and indifference.
(c) Freedom and necessity.
(d) Hot and cold.

2. What does the author say that every order of life, including marriage, has?
(a) Workers.
(b) Paragons.
(c) Traitors.
(d) Plebeians.

3. What is love according to the author?
(a) Self-giving.
(b) Elusive.
(c) Cruel.
(d) Selfish.

4. At what moment is love annihilated according to the author?
(a) The moment it becomes conscious of itself.
(b) The moment it doubts.
(c) The moment it becomes hate.
(d) The moment it sins.

5. What is the quality of marital love's movements?
(a) Marital love's movements are inward.
(b) Marital love's movements are slow.
(c) Marital love's movements are quick.
(d) Marital love's movements are outward.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say his era has discerned about romantic love very well?

2. Who is the only person who has gained everything according to the author?

3. What is ostensibly one of the most respectable reasons for getting married according to the author?

4. What quality does the author say love shares with everything eternal?

5. What does the author say is the defect of his era?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author define and marriage of convenience?

2. What are some immoral motivations for marrying according to the author?

3. What does the author write about his feelings of devotion for his wife?

4. What is the author's attitude toward "first love"?

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

6. How does the author compare the young man to an insane man?

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

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

9. How does the author distinguish between the erotic embrace and the marital embrace?

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

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