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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. An unexpected pleasant aroma, according to Lewis, is which of the following?
(a) Gift pleasure.
(b) Need pleasure.
(c) Appreciative pleasure.
(d) Desire pleasure.

2. According to Lewis, individuals are able to do which of the following in relation to the need pleasures of others?
(a) Be critical.
(b) Be disinterested.
(c) Be supportive.
(d) Be oblivious.

3. What does Lewis cite as having encountered as he was preparing himself to write his book?
(a) A large number of publishers who were eager to publish his book.
(b) Problems.
(c) Encouragement from his colleagues.
(d) Documentation to support his manuscript.

4. Lewis points out that patriotism can be aimed at all but which of the following?
(a) Political party.
(b) Country.
(c) Family.
(d) School.

5. Where does Lewis cite as having been the site for his organization of his thoughts about love?
(a) In St. Croix, where he honeymooned.
(b) In his mind.
(c) At his old high school, where he met his first love.
(d) In the house where he was raised.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Lewis, what does affection expand to when the person upon whom affection is directed is gone?

2. Who, according to Lewis, is more likely to be consumed by love?

3. According to Lewis, which of the following is the "safest" type of love?

4. In the analogy example presented by Lewis, the individual he cites is standing atop which of the following in relation to his ultimate destination?

5. What aspect within their lives do people tend to place most importance upon (along with themselves) in order to put themselves in the best possible light?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the author allude to as being the determinant for the type of rulers who govern a country?

2. Describe the observations that author C.S. Lewis offers in relation to the words, "like" and "love" as he notes that he will begin his discussion of love, "at the very bottom of love--like" in the section of his book subtitled, "Likings and Loves for the Sub-Human."

3. How does the author explain that people go about putting themselves and their home country in the best possible light?

4. How does the author describe "appreciative love"?

5. What interesting observation does the author write about in relation to a friend becoming an "old friend"?

6. How does the author manage to incorporate patriotism into a book that is supposed to be focused on love?

7. How is disinterest in what is "need pleasure" for others illustrated in a heroic light by the author in the "Likings and Loves for the Sub-Human" section of his book?

8. Describe "need pleasure" as described by the author.

9. What is one way that the author exemplifies "need love"?

10. What does the author use to amend to the list of favorable attributes relating to affection?

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