Final Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the author say is the young man's position in relation to philosophy?
2. What does the author call the young man's intellectual capacities?
3. What kind of person does the author say the young man is like?
4. What does the author claim the aesthetic is?
5. What does the author assert is more important than cultivating one's mind?
Essay Topic 1
Both the author of the letter and the letter's recipient are men. Discuss the influence of gender in EITHER/OR. How might the letter be different if it were written by or to a woman? Why do you think both of the characters are men? Discuss citing specific examples.
Essay Topic 2
The author writes at length about the importance of making a living. He also suggests that diving immediately into this task entails certain risks. Thoroughly define the author's views with respect to making a living and defend or refute his position using specific examples from the text.
Essay Topic 3
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.
This section contains 319 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)