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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 only thing for which the author thanks God with his whole soul?
(a) That his wife loves him with all her heart.
(b) That his wife is the only woman he has ever loved.
(c) That his wife is the last person he will ever love.
(d) That his wife has many hobbies which keep her occupied.

2. What does the author say can crush the aesthetic in a human being?
(a) An act of cruelty.
(b) A Man.
(c) A Woman.
(d) Nothing can crush the aesthetic in a human being.

3. From whom does King David hear a parable?
(a) The prophet Ezra.
(b) The prophet Habbakuk.
(c) The prophet Joel.
(d) The prophet Nathan.

4. How is it said that married folk should live according to the author?
(a) In never-ending bliss.
(b) In confusion.
(c) In good understanding of one another.
(d) In utter silence.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say that every order of life, including marriage, has?

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

3. What does the author believe accounts for the young man's excessive anxiety?

4. To what does the author compare the engagement period?

5. What is the author of the letter accustomed to writing on?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the author say that dealing with the young man is a most difficult task?

2. How does the author relate religion to swimming?

3. In what kind of moment does the author write he hopes his letter finds the young man, and why?

4. What "gift of grace" does the author say he would add to those listed in the bible?

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

6. What does the author dislike about philosophy?

7. Why does the author write humans fear death?

8. How does the author describe human beings in this chapter?

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

10. What does the author write about "the Moment"?

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