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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 the young man he is writing to wants to be?
(a) Fate.
(b) A priest.
(c) An archangel.
(d) A pig.

2. What is ostensibly one of the most respectable reasons for getting married according to the author?
(a) To test one's patience.
(b) There is no respectable reason for getting married.
(c) To enoble one's character.
(d) To do penance.

3. How ought we deal with the frail according to the author?
(a) We ought to deal with the frail lovingly.
(b) We ought to speak very slowly to the frail.
(c) We ought to kick the frail down the stairs.
(d) We ought to be polite to the frail in their presence and save our snickering for when they are gone.

4. What idea does the insane man, of whom the author writes, have fixed in his head?
(a) The insane man has the idea that his veins are filled with oil.
(b) The insane man has the idea that his apartment is full of flies.
(c) The insane man has the idea that his heart is full of spiders.
(d) The insane man has the idea that his mattress is full of butterflies.

5. What does the author claim Martin Luther said a Christian has never died of?
(a) Typhoid.
(b) Cholera.
(c) Hunger.
(d) Unkindness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say he hates?

2. What does the author assert reflective love does?

3. What is the middle course that the "marriage of convenience" takes according to the author?

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

5. What does the author say that the first love always is?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the author say that first love is found more frequently in women than men?

2. When does the secretiveness about which the author writes gain its strength?

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

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

5. How does the author relate religion to swimming?

6. What does the author write is "unhappy love?"

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

8. What does the author write about egotistic depression?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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