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Either/Or Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What character in opera does the author say embodies the state preceding love?



2. What is the relationship between marriage and first love according to the author?



3. Every coming into existence, according to the author, always has an element of what?



4. Between what two things does the writer say there may exist a significant difference?



5. What does the author say belongs in every marriage but is missing from a marriage of convenience?



Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe human beings in this chapter?



2. Why does the author say that dealing with the young man is a most difficult task?



3. What interests the author in a certain engraving dramatizing the story of Cain and Abel?



4. How many types of love does the author write there are? What are they?



5. What does the author write first love is for "happy individualities?"



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



7. Why does the author compare the young man to King Herod?



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



9. Describe what the author writes are the necessary inward conditions for marriage?



10. 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?



Essay Topics

What are the characteristics of the author of the letter? What kind of man is he? What is his life like? Create and defend a detailed portrait of the author of the letter citing specific examples from the text.

In the second chapter of EITHER/OR the author discusses mysticism at length. How does the author define mysticism? What is the author's attitude toward mysticism? What is the mystic's error? And finally, how does the mystic choose himself "abstractly"? Discuss citing specific examples to support your argument.

How does the author define the nature of philosophy and its purpose? What does the author assert are the dangers of philosophy? Write an essay defending or refuting the author's attitude toward philosophy's role in human life. Cite specific examples from the text to support your views.

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