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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the author say romantic love is built on?
2. Why does the author suggest the young man may be "depressed" and fear marriage?
3. Into what two categories does the author say he can divide the difficulties in marriage?
4. What one word does the author say can describe love?
5. What does the author believe accounts for the young man's excessive anxiety?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the author write is "unhappy love?"
2. How many types of love does the author write there are? What are they?
3. What does the author write about his feelings of devotion for his wife?
4. What is the author's stated intention?
5. How does the author define and marriage of convenience?
6. In what kind of moment does the author write he hopes his letter finds the young man, and why?
7. How does the author compare the young man to an insane man?
8. How is first love the unification of freedom and necessity?
9. What interests the author in a certain engraving dramatizing the story of Cain and Abel?
10. What does the author write about humility in love?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The final chapter of EITHER/OR opens with a prayer. Discuss the content and significance of this prayer in relation to the final chapter and EITHER/OR as a whole. Cite specific examples from the text.
Essay Topic 2
The author of the letter and the recipient of the letter are of two different generations. Discuss the impact of generational differences on the two characters' attitudes. For example how do the younger man and the older man each understand the concept of love and of relations between the sexes. Also the older man makes frequent reference to his generation's problems with contemporary social trends. What are these? Discuss citing specific examples.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the importance of superstition in EITHER/OR. What is the author's attitude toward superstition? What are the dangers of superstition? What course does the author recommend to the young man to counter these? Discuss citing specific examples.
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