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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about how to deal with a current love affair?
(a) Never break one up knowingly.
(b) Meddling in a current affair should only be done once in a man's life.
(c) Break one up only by speaking with kindness to both parties.
(d) Break one up by acting quickly to lessen the sting.

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

3. 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) Take it as his cue to end the pursuit.
(c) Emphasize that he was willing to hope beyond reason.
(d) Tell her that lack of hope does not kill love.

4. How did the author explain the effects of excess passion on love?
(a) Some men are too passionate to ever truly be loved.
(b) Some men are so enslaved to desire that love cannot bind them.
(c) Excess passion causes men to fall in love too easily.
(d) Excess passion causes men to only feel lust and never feel love.

5. In wooing a woman of higher social ranking, how might the middle class man best win her attention?
(a) He should tell her that love transcends social class.
(b) He should avoid the issue of social class and focus only on flattering her with praise.
(c) He should pretend to be of a higher class until she gets to know him.
(d) He should acknowledge that he is undeserving of her and beg for her favor.

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

7. 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) In the middle of the conversation.
(b) At the end of the conversation.
(c) Before the conversation really begins.
(d) Early in the conversation.

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

9. What fear about endangering herself would a noblewoman have shared with a nobleman who was pursuing her romantically?
(a) Belittling her nobility.
(b) Becoming careless and silly because of love.
(c) Tarnishing her reputation.
(d) Giving into the power of the goddess of love.

10. How did the author explain the connection between blindness and love?
(a) The eyes of the soul see all that needs to be seen.
(b) Blind people fall in love too often because they cannot determine true beauty.
(c) The blind cannot see anything on which the mind can become obsessed.
(d) Blind people love better than those with sight because they use all of their senses.

11. The nobleman explained to the noblewoman he pursued that the real danger she should fear lay in what?
(a) Not following her heart.
(b) Missing the chance to know true love with him.
(c) Being trapped in love with another.
(d) Tarnishing her reputation.

12. 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 was painful for the giver to give.
(d) If it is given freely.

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

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

15. If a middle class woman was being pursued by a nobleman, what might she say to rebuff his advances?
(a) That she was not worthy of his attention.
(b) That she suspected he was not good enough, even for her.
(c) That she should wait for a middle class man of good character.
(d) That he should find a suitable woman from his own class.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. 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?

3. What did the author suggest that a middle class man always do in a conversation with a middle class woman?

4. The word "love" is derived from what word?

5. Should a middle class man approach a very wise noblewoman, what is the risk he takes in conducting himself poorly?

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