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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. According to the author, what is the lifeblood of marriage?
(a) Uprightness.
(b) Frankness.
(c) All of these.
(d) Openness on a large scale.

2. How does the author say the young man lives?
(a) The author says the young man lives by creeping up unnoticed on people.
(b) The author says the young man lives by plundering.
(c) All of these.
(d) The author says the young man lives by stealing happy moments.

3. What does the author say the actual experience of love is?
(a) Deeply painful.
(b) A pretty song.
(c) A falling backward.
(d) An awakening.

4. To what religion does the author say marriage belongs?
(a) Buddhism.
(b) Christianity.
(c) Hinduism.
(d) Islam.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the author accustomed to writing on this particular object?

2. What system does the author say he observed while he was a guest in the home of a young married couple?

3. According to the author, true marriage includes the religious and what other element?

4. What effect does giving of thanks have on first love?

5. Why is "sympathetic" depression noble according to the author of the letter?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the author write about humility in love?

3. Describe what the author writes are the necessary inward conditions for marriage?

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

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

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

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

8. Why are erotic love and marriage irreconcilable according to the author?

9. Why does the author write that an exploration of the aesthetic significance of marriage might seem superfluous?

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

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