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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. Wherein is contained the whole wisdom of life according to the author?
(a) In religious duty.
(b) In sensual pleasure.
(c) In Either/Or.
(d) In marital commitment.

2. What kind of person does the author say the young man is like?
(a) A flying person.
(b) A deaf person.
(c) A dying person.
(d) A mute person.

3. What does the author say concerns the young man?
(a) Either/Or.
(b) Serious questions of philosophy.
(c) His parents.
(d) Nothing.

4. The author says he would rather have a murder on his conscience than what?
(a) To have stolen an erotic glance at a beautiful woman.
(b) To have spurned a girls love.
(c) To have lied about his age.
(d) To have eaten the last piece of cake.

5. What does the author accuse the young man of having become?
(a) A prostitute.
(b) A thief.
(c) A critic.
(d) A liar.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author anticipate will be the young man's first objection to married life?

2. What is the married man's most dangerous enemy according to the author?

3. What phrase does the young man fling about according to the author?

4. Why does the author say it seems superfluous to tell the young man what is aesthetic?

5. Why does the author say he fights for Either/Or in his letter to the young man?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the author say to despotic husbands who utterly dominate their wives?

2. What does the author dislike about philosophy?

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

4. Explain how the author uses the metaphor of a ship captain to explain Either/Or.

5. Why does the author write humans fear death?

6. What risk does the author say one runs when one despairs about something in particular?

7. Briefly describe what the author means by the term Either/Or.

8. What is the point of the author's story about the count and countess?

9. What are the advantages of the ethical theory of talent as opposed to the aesthetic theory of talent?

10. How does the author describe his depression?

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