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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the author call the young man's intellectual capacities?
(a) Beyond genius.
(c) Truly remarkable.
2. What does the author say concerns the young man?
(a) His parents.
(d) Serious questions of philosophy.
3. What natural need does every human being have according to the author?
(a) The need to marry.
(b) The need to formulate a life view.
(c) The need to exonerate himself.
(d) The need to find God.
4. What is the risk in despairing over something particular according to the author?
(a) That one's despair will be totally overwhelming.
(b) That one will be distracted from the joy of sunsets.
(c) That one's despair will not be authentic and deep.
(d) That one will forget one's obligation to one's wife.
5. What does the author claim he has never passed himself off as?
(a) A philosopher.
(b) A cobbler.
(c) A poet.
(d) A cabinet maker.
Short Answer Questions
1. What kind of person does the author say the young man is like?
2. What is the author's attitude toward scholarship?
3. What is everyone born with a penchant for according to the author?
4. On the whole, what does the author say it is to choose?
5. If a sailor is enchanted by a mermaid's song, what is the only way to break the spell according to the author?
This section contains 300 words
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