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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 is the middle course that the "marriage of convenience" takes according to the author?
(a) The middle course is the path between love and hate.
(b) The middle course is the path between comfort and tribulation.
(c) The middle course is the path between youth and maturity.
(d) The middle course is the path between immediate love, and calculating understanding.
2. When discussing adversity with the young man, against what does the author warn?
3. Between what two things does the writer say there may exist a significant difference?
(a) There may be a significant difference between how the in-laws are before the wedding and after the wedding.
(b) There may be a significant difference between how the young man really feels and what the wedding is like.
(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 the time the wedding is scheduled to start and when it actually starts.
4. How does marital love manifest itself as historical?
(a) By being a process of destroying.
(b) By being a process of history.
(c) By being a process of dominating.
(d) By being a process of assimilation.
5. What system does the author say he observed while he was a guest in the home of a young married couple?
(a) The silent system.
(b) The Stanislavsky system.
(c) The fairness system.
(d) The secrecy system.
Short Answer Questions
1. At what moment is love annihilated according to the author?
2. What is adversity according to the author?
3. What is ostensibly one of the most respectable reasons for getting married according to the author?
4. What does the author say can crush the aesthetic in a human being?
5. What does the author say would be a matter of indifference to Christians?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is significant about the author's reference to the biblical story of King David and the prophet Nathan?
2. How does the author compare the young man to an insane man?
3. Describe the church wedding that the author says caused the young man to fume.
4. How is first love the unification of freedom and necessity?
5. How does the author describe romantic love?
6. What does the author write about egotistic depression?
7. In what kind of moment does the author write he hopes his letter finds the young man, and why?
8. What does the author say to the suggestion that the wedding ceremony "halts lovers"?
9. What does the author write is "unhappy love?"
10. Describe the fantasy marriage the author proposes to the young man.
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