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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. How does the author describe the way of history?
(a) The author describes the way of history as being only apparent many years after the fact.
(b) The author describes the way of history as being ultimately amusing.
(c) The author describes the way of history as being a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
(d) The author describes the way of history as being very long and arduous.
2. What does the author accuse the young man of having become?
(a) A prostitute.
(b) A liar.
(c) A thief.
(d) A critic.
3. What is a moment that is more significant than everything else in the entire world according to the author?
(a) Taking in a sunset.
(b) Getting married.
(c) Becoming conscious in one's eternal validity.
(d) Thoroughly enjoying a great party.
4. According to the author, what is love itself?
(a) The easy path.
(b) An illusion.
(c) A myth.
(d) The aesthetic.
5. What does the author urge the young man to do with his "droll fancies"?
(a) Rid himself of them.
(b) Keep them.
(c) Ignore them.
(d) Pass them on to the object of his affection.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the author say it seems superfluous to tell the young man what is aesthetic?
2. What does the author say happens to people who deceive others for an extended period?
3. What does the author say is the young man's position in relation to philosophy?
4. The author asserts that making a good choice does not depend so much on deliberation as on what?
5. Why does the author say he fights for Either/Or in his letter to the young man?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the author warn against young men being tied down to making a living right away?
2. How does the author define philosophy and what does he appreciate about it?
3. How may talent become a hindrance to the enjoyment of life, according to the author?
4. Why does the author write humans fear death?
5. Explain how the author uses the metaphor of a ship captain to explain Either/Or.
6. What does the author assert is the mystic's error?
7. What does the author say is more important than choosing the right thing?
8. What is the point of the author's story about the count and countess?
9. What is the author's definition of the ethical?
10. Describe the folktale about Roland's three squires.
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