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
The author of the letter and the recipient of the letter are of two different generations. Discuss the impact of generational differences on the two characters' attitudes. For example how do the younger man and the older man each understand the concept of love and of relations between the sexes. Also the older man makes frequent reference to his generation's problems with contemporary social trends. What are these? Discuss citing specific examples.
Essay Topic 2
What does the author mean by the term "Either/Or"? Why is the concept central to human existence? Discuss citing three specific examples from the text.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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