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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 lose social ranking entirely.
(b) That he might slightly improve his social ranking.
(c) That he would greatly improve his social standing.
(d) That he might belittle his nobility.

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

3. Which way of acquiring love does so with little effort?
(a) Beauty.
(b) Ready speech.
(c) Riches.
(d) Good character.

4. When the middle class man decided to suggest a relationship with the middle class woman, how did he proceed?
(a) By begging for her attention and the chance to know her better.
(b) By informing her that she would be wise to engage in a relationship with him.
(c) By asking her if she found him agreeable.
(d) By pointing out how much more noble she is than he.

5. In what stage of the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love should a woman try to find a lover?
(a) The second stage.
(b) The first stage.
(c) The fourth stage.
(d) The third stage.

6. Of the five ways to acquire love, which is the only one worthy of love?
(a) Riches.
(b) Beauty.
(c) Generosity.
(d) Good character.

7. According to the author, about what do people in love think continually?
(a) Each other.
(b) Lustful thoughts.
(c) Fearful thoughts of rejection.
(d) Only happy things because love has colored their vision.

8. What did the author note that women can achieve through marriage, but men cannot?
(a) Nobility.
(b) Protection from harm.
(c) Wealth.
(d) Good character.

9. When a nobleman approached a noblewoman, how was he to begin a conversation?
(a) With a request for her advice.
(b) With humor.
(c) With flattery.
(d) With a gift.

10. For what reason would a nobleman claim that he would be willing to marry below his class?
(a) Kindness.
(b) Great beauty.
(c) Good character.
(d) Godliness.

11. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, what is the third stage?
(a) Kiss.
(b) Whole person.
(c) Hope.
(d) Embrace.

12. What did the author describe as the result of focusing on the beauty of another?
(a) Lustful thoughts.
(b) Pure passion.
(c) Innate suffering.
(d) Harmony.

13. When the middle class man approached the woman of higher nobility and she told him finally that he had no reason to hope, how was he to respond?
(a) Ask her what he might change about himself to win her over.
(b) Emphasize that he was willing to hope beyond reason.
(c) Tell her that lack of hope does not kill love.
(d) Take it as his cue to end the pursuit.

14. 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) Kissing her.
(b) Embracing her.
(c) Praising her excessively.
(d) Showering her with gifts.

15. Who was Walter?
(a) The author's real name.
(b) A nobleman who never knew true love.
(c) A good friend of the author.
(d) A blind man who could not love because he could not see.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the author explain the connection between blindness and love?

2. How would a noblewoman respond to compliments from a nobleman?

3. When a middle class man suggests a relationship with a middle class woman and she resists him, how is the man to respond?

4. Despite her social rank, how might a middle class man perceive a noblewoman to be?

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

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