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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. The author claims what kind of feelings toward his wife?
(a) Feelings of anxiety.
(b) Feelings of devotion.
(c) Feelings of sadness.
(d) Feelings of anger.

2. From who does the author say the secrecy system generally comes?
(a) The parents.
(b) The women.
(c) The priests.
(d) The men.

3. According to the author of the letter, to what does a religious person refer everything?
(a) The Virgin Mary.
(b) Satan.
(c) Nature.
(d) God.

4. What occasion caused the young man to fume according to the author?
(a) A Mayday party.
(b) A funeral.
(c) A church wedding.
(d) A birthday party.

5. What creature sends the author into "reverie"?
(a) The tiger.
(b) The elephant.
(c) The catfish.
(d) The jellyfish.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say first love is for him?

2. What does first love not need according to the author?

3. What is the only way the author claims he would ever wish to be in relation to his wife?

4. Who has lost himself in another according to the author?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the author's problem with the vows in the marriage ceremony?

2. What does the author say to the suggestion that the wedding ceremony "halts lovers"?

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

4. What does the author assert is the principle reason for marrying?

5. What is the author's stated intention?

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

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

8. Describe the fantasy marriage the author proposes to the young man.

9. What is significant about the author's reference to the biblical story of King David and the prophet Nathan?

10. Describe the church wedding that the author says caused the young man to fume.

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