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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 does the author say that every order of life, including marriage, has?
2. What does the author say is the defect of his era?
3. According to the author of the letter, to what does a religious person refer everything?
(d) The Virgin Mary.
4. How does marital love manifest itself as historical?
(a) By being a process of dominating.
(b) By being a process of destroying.
(c) By being a process of assimilation.
(d) By being a process of history.
5. What is the only thing for which the author prays to God with his whole heart?
(a) That God will give him the strength never to want to love another woman.
(b) That God will give him the patience to put up with his wife's nagging.
(c) That God will give him the strength to move on after his wife stops loving him.
(d) That God will give him the judgement to know when his wife is lying.
Short Answer Questions
1. How is it said that married folk should live according to the author?
2. What does the author say belongs in every marriage but is missing from a marriage of convenience?
3. What is the reader to understand about the content of Kierkegaard's letter?
4. According to the author, what is the lifeblood of marriage?
5. To what religion does the author say marriage belongs?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the author say could seriously tempt him to write books?
2. In what kind of moment does the author write he hopes his letter finds the young man, and why?
3. When does the secretiveness about which the author writes gain its strength?
4. Why does the author compare the young man to King Herod?
5. What does the author write about egotistic depression?
6. What does the author write about humility in love?
7. What does the author write about his feelings of devotion for his wife?
8. What are some immoral motivations for marrying according to the author?
9. What is the author's problem with the vows in the marriage ceremony?
10. What interests the author in a certain engraving dramatizing the story of Cain and Abel?
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