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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 prays to God with his whole heart?
(a) That God will give him the patience to put up with his wife's nagging.
(b) That God will give him the strength to move on after his wife stops loving him.
(c) That God will give him the strength never to want to love another woman.
(d) That God will give him the judgement to know when his wife is lying.

2. What system does the author say he observed while he was a guest in the home of a young married couple?
(a) The Stanislavsky system.
(b) The secrecy system.
(c) The silent system.
(d) The fairness system.

3. Who is the only one who has a true conception of who he is according to the author?
(a) The man who is self-sufficient.
(b) The man who meditates on mountain tops.
(c) The man who can fight.
(d) The man who loves.

4. What is adversity according to the author?
(a) The death of marriage.
(b) The end of one's life.
(c) Part of marriage.
(d) The beginning of a love affair.

5. In addition to having a priority in itself, what other quality does marital love possess according to the author?
(a) Profligacy.
(b) Constancy.
(c) Uncertainty.
(d) Ephemerality.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What creature sends the author into "reverie"?

3. According to the author, an esthetically beautiful marriage is always a what?

4. According to the author, what is the lifeblood of marriage?

5. What does an individual become when his heart is open according to the author?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe his depression?

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

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

4. What is the author's definition of the ethical?

5. What advice does the author give the young man about despair?

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

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

8. What does the author say is more important than choosing the right thing?

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

10. Why does the author warn against young men being tied down to making a living right away?

(see the answer keys)

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