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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Either/Or represent?
2. What is the ethical according to the author?
3. Why does the author say he fights for Either/Or in his letter to the young man?
4. In what does the author say the young man is prolific?
5. What does the author find sad in the contemplating of human life?
Essay Topic 1
What is the attitude of the author of the letter towards marriage? What does the author see as the principle purpose of marriage? What mental attitudes does the author indicate work against marriage? How may these be overcome? Discuss citing specific examples from the text.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
The author discusses depression at length in EITHER/OR. Why does the author assert men become depressed? When is depression virtuous and when is it self-indulgent? What does the author assert is the nature of his own depression? What does the author assert is the nature of the young man's depression? How does the author advise the young man to handle his melancholy. Discuss citing specific examples from the text.
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