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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 concept does the author of the letter introduce at the beginning of this section?
2. What does the author say cannot survive in the young man's thought?
3. What does the author say it is easy to do?
4. What does the author anticipate will be the young man's first objection to married life?
5. What is the married man's most dangerous enemy according to the author?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are somethings the author writes might be said to a depressed young man?
2. Explain how the author uses the metaphor of a ship captain to explain Either/Or.
3. 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?
4. What does the author say to despotic husbands who utterly dominate their wives?
5. How does the author describe his depression?
6. What advice does the author give the young man about despair?
7. What does the author say is more important than choosing the right thing?
8. Are any Either/Or choices absolute? Explain.
9. What does the author assert is the mystic's error?
10. Describe the folktale about Roland's three squires.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
The author writes of a folktale concerning Roland's three squires. Recount the tale and discuss its relationship to the concept of Either/Or citing specific examples from the text.
Essay Topic 3
What do we come to understand about the young man to whom the letter is written? Create and defend a detailed portrait of the young man using specific clues from the text.
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