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

2. In the first dialogue, how did the conversation between the middle class man and the middle class woman begin?
(a) The man greeted the woman normally, but only because she was with another female.
(b) The man greeted the woman normally and the woman made conversation naturally.
(c) The woman initiated the greeting but allowed the man to make conversation.
(d) The man waited for permission to approach the woman, greeting her with reverence and made conversation.

3. When a higher nobleman spoke to a middle class woman, how was he advised to begin the conversation?
(a) By telling her immediately that he is interested in her.
(b) By complimenting her intelligence.
(c) By giving her a gift.
(d) With flattery.

4. The word "love" is derived from what word?
(a) Give.
(b) Hook.
(c) Amor.
(d) Steal.

5. When a middle class man suggests a relationship with a middle class woman and she resists him, how is the man to respond?
(a) He must rebuff her again and again.
(b) He must thank her for her time and end the conversation.
(c) He must take it as a cue to take the upper hand and deal with her firmly.
(d) He must ask her what he must do to win her heart.

6. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about avarice, or love of wealth?
(a) Avoid it.
(b) Cherish it.
(c) Seek it out.
(d) Accept it.

7. During a conversation between a nobleman and a noblewoman, what was she to give permission for him to do?
(a) Touch her hand.
(b) Speak to her about love.
(c) Sit beside her.
(d) Look her in the face.

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

9. According to the author, how does love feel about homosexuality?
(a) Love is replaced by lust in homosexuality.
(b) Love is ashamed to accept it.
(c) Love embraces it.
(d) Love withers in homosexuality.

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

11. Before love becomes balanced on both sides, what did the author say happens to two people in love?
(a) No suffering is greater than theirs.
(b) Their feelings change from lust to a sacred love.
(c) They experience the greatest anticipation of their lives.
(d) No passion is purer than theirs.

12. 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) Emphasize that he was willing to hope beyond reason.
(b) Ask her what he might change about himself to win her over.
(c) Take it as his cue to end the pursuit.
(d) Tell her that lack of hope does not kill love.

13. Recalling the thing the author suggested a middle class man always do in a conversation with a middle class woman, when did he suggest that it be done in the course of a conversation?
(a) At the end of the conversation.
(b) Early in the conversation.
(c) Before the conversation really begins.
(d) In the middle of the conversation.

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

15. According to the author, what is the only way that a lover can accept something of value from the beloved?
(a) If the giver is in love, as well.
(b) Only if it caused the giver great joy.
(c) If it is given freely.
(d) If it was painful for the giver to give.

Short Answer Questions

1. How would the woman of higher nobility react to the middle class man after he informed her of his good qualities?

2. In what stage of the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love should a woman try to find a lover?

3. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, what is the first stage?

4. If a middle class woman was being pursued by a nobleman, what might she say to rebuff his advances?

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

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