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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. Why do the author's two Englishmen travel to Arabia?
(a) To discuss philosophy.
(b) To purchase horses.
(c) To visit Mecca.
(d) To smoke tobacco.

2. What concept does the author of the letter introduce at the beginning of this section?
(a) The concept of relativity.
(b) The concept of moral accountability.
(c) The concept of bilocation.
(d) The concept of Either/Or.

3. What kind of energy does the author say a dying person has?
(a) Not very much energy at all.
(b) Supranatural energy.
(c) Light energy.
(d) Atomic energy.

4. To what do doubt and despair belong according to the author?
(a) The same family.
(b) Completely different spheres.
(c) The hearts of young men.
(d) The souls of young women.

5. What does the author claim he has never passed himself off as?
(a) A cabinet maker.
(b) A cobbler.
(c) A philosopher.
(d) A poet.

Short Answer Questions

1. What path does nature take according to the author?

2. Who does the author propose might come to the young man for advice?

3. How does the author describe the way of history?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What "gift of grace" does the author say he would add to those listed in the bible?

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

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

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

5. What does the author dislike about philosophy?

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

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

8. What does the author say the young man proposes is the definition of a hero? What does the author encourage the young man to suppose instead?

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

10. Why does the author write humans fear death?

(see the answer keys)

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