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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 does the author say is "the last to be satisfied"?
(a) The heart.
(b) The ear.
(c) The stomach.
(d) The eye.

2. In what does the author say the young man is prolific?
(a) In writing volumes of poetry.
(b) In composing symphonies.
(c) In coining phrases of his favorite conclusions.
(d) In writing novels.

3. How does the author describe the way of history?
(a) The author describes the way of history as being a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
(b) The author describes the way of history as being very long and arduous.
(c) The author describes the way of history as being ultimately amusing.
(d) The author describes the way of history as being only apparent many years after the fact.

4. If the the young man fails his wife, who does the author say will punish him?
(a) The author says his wife will punish the young man.
(b) The author says the young man will punish himself.
(c) The author says the state will punish the young man.
(d) The author says the Danish marriage police will punish the young man.

5. What does the author say the young man's attitude toward ethics is?
(a) The author says the young man finds ethics fascinating.
(b) The author says the young man despises ethics.
(c) The author says the young man is not ordinarily disdainful of ethics.
(d) The author says the young man finds ethics amusing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the secret horror of every person who lives aethically, according to the author?

2. What is the risk in despairing over something particular according to the author?

3. The author accuses the young man of hardening his mind to what?

4. What does the author say an aesthetic representation requires?

5. What does the author write is on the other side of the aesthetic?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the relationship between the ethical and the aesthetic?

2. Are any Either/Or choices absolute? Explain.

3. What does the author dislike about philosophy?

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

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

6. Describe the folktale about Roland's three squires.

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

8. What does the author assert is the mystic's error?

9. What are somethings the author writes might be said to a depressed young man?

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

(see the answer keys)

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