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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book One, Introduction to the Treatise on Love, Chapters 7-12.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What accusation about the clergyman nobleman's interest in love did the higher noblewoman make?
(a) That it was based on passion.
(b) That it was false.
(c) That he would always love God more.
(d) That he could never truly give himself to her.

2. Throughout the conversation, the woman spoke repeatedly about the costs of love. Of what did the man speak repeatedly?
(a) Love's deception.
(b) Love's benefits.
(c) Love's attraction.
(d) Love's risks.

3. When the man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what did the man insist was a great good?
(a) Self-acceptance.
(b) Love between a man and a woman.
(c) Love of someone from a lower class.
(d) The respect of peers.

4. How would a member of the most noble class have known which dialogue in the book to consult for advice on love?
(a) According to the rank of his parents.
(b) According to his own social ranking.
(c) According to the amount of wealth he had.
(d) According to the social rank of the woman in which he was interested.

5. When a middle class man approaches a very wise noblewoman, how must he behave?
(a) He should ignore her intelligence and focus on her beauty.
(b) He must not overly praise her.
(c) He must prove that he is as smart, or smarter, than she.
(d) He should commend her for her brains as well as her beauty.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the author describe the effects of age on love?

2. Of the author's five ways in which love can be acquired, which three produce the most worthy forms of love?

3. How might a man of the middle class convince a woman of nobility that they should enter into a romantic relationship?

4. When the noblewoman expressed her fear about endangering herself, how would the nobleman be expected to respond?

5. How did the author explain the concept of teaching the theory of love to a social class likened to horses and mules?

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