The Four Loves 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. According to Lewis, most friendships exist between men and men and women and women due to which of the following?

2. What does Lewis note that a person who is in love with a friend will do in relation to losing the love or the friendship equally?

3. Lewis points out that both men and women want which of the following in addition to a spouse or a significant other?

4. Lewis points out friendships that exist between friends of the same sex, which can be deemed as which of the following?

5. Eros, according to Lewis, has the capability of turning love into which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was it that the author listed that Mrs. Fidget did for her family?

2. How does the author support his contention that there is advantage to numbers beyond two when applied to friendship?

3. How does the author provide insight to how a man is able to retain his choice of friends despite attempts to eliminate them from his presence that may be made by the woman in his life?

4. What is a process that the author mentions that evokes affection in return?

5. What does the author write in relation to a form of stereotype labeling that tends to follow friends of the same sex?

6. What were some of the activities that author Lewis noted as having taken place in the Fidget household after Mrs. Fidget died?

7. Describe the observations that the author makes in relation to the workplace playing an instrumental role in the formation of friendships between men and women.

8. In the Eros section of his book, the author provides an illustration about the instrumental role that Eros plays in a person's state of being in love. How is it illustrated, and how can it be interpreted?

9. How does the author describe the general misconception that people maintain about friendship?

10. How does the author, in the Eros section of his book, explain that love is more than just physical?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Based on the information that Lewis offers about charity in the last portion of his book, write an essay addressing your opinion on the following: Do you agree or disagree that it was possible that he published his message about Divine love and charity because he loved mankind and was practicing "charity" himself as he was writing the chapter focusing on it? Or is it possible that he was simply writing it to point out to those reading his book that human love, as we know it, basically is good only in moderation, but not worth pursuing with fervor because of its inherent, all-consuming, ever-present factor that could be hurtful to us?

Essay Topic 2

Author Lewis places charity above all the other loves that he describes in his book. Do you agree with his assertion that charity is the ultimate type of love to pursue and possess? Do you disagree? Why or why not? Write an essay elaborating on the aforementioned observations and questions that have been raised as you have been reading and studying The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis.

Essay Topic 3

Since having read the chapter on charity, what type of attitude changes have you experienced, if any, with respect to love? Do you still perceive love to be the type that Lewis labels as natural, the type that is directed toward specific individuals only? Or are you now, following your reading of the chapter on charity, ready to abandon all of your former ideas about love and make charity your goal and quest? Write an essay focusing on the aforementioned questions.

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