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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. In discussing the the aesthetic of marriage, upon what does the author of the letter draw?
(a) The author draws on examples from his own marriage.
(b) The author draws on examples from Confucius's marriage.
(c) The author draws on invented examples of marriage.
(d) The author draws on examples from his friend's marriage.
2. What does the author say is the defect of his era?
3. What is adversity according to the author?
(a) The beginning of a love affair.
(b) The death of marriage.
(c) The end of one's life.
(d) Part of marriage.
4. What does the author say his era has discerned about romantic love very well?
(a) The fleeting quality of it.
(b) The strength of it.
(c) The non-existence of it.
(d) The weakness of it.
5. Into what two categories does the author say he can divide the difficulties in marriage?
(a) Sweet and bitter.
(b) Serious and trivial.
(c) Kind and cruel.
(d) Inner and outer.
Short Answer Questions
1. At what moment is love annihilated according to the author?
2. What is the only way the author claims he would ever wish to be in relation to his wife?
3. What moment does the newly married couple attempt to postpone?
4. From who does the author say the secrecy system generally comes?
5. The author asserts that it might seem proper for marital love to begin with a kind of what?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the author write that an exploration of the aesthetic significance of marriage might seem superfluous?
2. What does the author write first love is for "happy individualities?"
3. What does the author write about humility in love?
4. What does the author say could seriously tempt him to write books?
5. What is the author's problem with the vows in the marriage ceremony?
6. Why does the author compare the young man to King Herod?
7. In what kind of moment does the author write he hopes his letter finds the young man, and why?
8. Why does the author say that first love is found more frequently in women than men?
9. When does the secretiveness about which the author writes gain its strength?
10. What is the author's attitude toward "first love"?
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