Either/Or Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 "humble view" does the author say he presents to the young man?

2. What is the secret horror of every person who lives aethically, according to the author?

3. Why do the author's two Englishmen travel to Arabia?

4. The author asserts that making a good choice does not depend so much on deliberation as on what?

5. What does the author write is on the other side of the aesthetic?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the author write humans fear death?

2. What is the author's definition of the ethical?

3. Explain how the author uses the metaphor of a ship captain to explain Either/Or.

4. How does the author describe his depression?

5. What does the author say is more important than choosing the right thing?

6. What risk does the author say one runs when one despairs about something in particular?

7. What does the author assert is the mystic's error?

8. What "gift of grace" does the author say he would add to those listed in the bible?

9. What is the point of the author's story about the count and countess?

10. Are any Either/Or choices absolute? Explain.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

In the final chapter of EITHER/OR the author asserts it is upbuilding to realize that in relation to God we are always in the wrong? Elucidate the author's position in detail citing specific examples from the text.

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