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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. When a nobleman approached a noblewoman and began a conversation appropriately, what was the nobleman to tell the noblewoman it was difficult to restrain himself from doing?
(a) Showering her with gifts.
(b) Kissing her.
(c) Embracing her.
(d) Praising her excessively.

2. According to the author, what does love cause a person to seek above all other things?
(a) A glimpse of the one he loves.
(b) The chance to speak with the one he loves.
(c) The embrace of the one he loves.
(d) The thought of the one he loves.

3. How would the woman of higher nobility react to the middle class man after he informed her of his good qualities?
(a) She would be flattered.
(b) She would degrade them.
(c) She would insist on proof.
(d) She would admire his tenacity.

4. What did the author warn Walter not to be fooled by when looking for love?
(a) Riches and promiscuity.
(b) Age, either too young or too old.
(c) Someone with excess passion.
(d) Beauty or excellent talk.

5. What might a middle class woman have said to a nobleman about his social ranking if he had pursued her romantically?
(a) That he would greatly improve his social standing.
(b) That he might belittle his nobility.
(c) That he might slightly improve his social ranking.
(d) That he would lose social ranking entirely.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, how does love feel about homosexuality?

2. When a nobleman approached a noblewoman, how was he to begin a conversation?

3. To what was a member of the most noble class to devote himself?

4. Before love becomes balanced on both sides, what did the author say happens to two people in love?

5. When the man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what did the woman encourage the man to seek?

(see the answer key)

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