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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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 insist on proof.
(c) She would be flattered.
(d) She would degrade them.

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

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

5. According to the author, upon what do lovers focus their attention?
(a) Having physical contact with those they love.
(b) Speaking words of love to those they love.
(c) Bringing about the enjoyment of those they love.
(d) Catching a glimpse of those they love.

6. When the middle class man successfully performed what the author suggested he should do in every conversation with a middle class woman, how did the woman respond?
(a) With giggles and sometimes blushing.
(b) With no resistance.
(c) With some resistance.
(d) With slight annoyance.

7. If a nobleman wished to select a middle class woman, what was his best course of action to woo her?
(a) Loving gazes.
(b) Small gifts.
(c) Special speech.
(d) Acts of love.

8. How did the author describe the effects of age on love?
(a) Some are too old and some are too young for love.
(b) Only the youthful can truly enjoy love.
(c) Only the mature can truly enjoy love.
(d) Love knows no age.

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

10. How did the author explain the effects of love on the uncouth man?
(a) He can be seen as handsome by someone who loves him.
(b) He truly becomes handsome when he is loved.
(c) He cannot love in return.
(d) He will never truly be loved.

11. Should a middle class man approach a very wise noblewoman, what is the risk he takes in conducting himself poorly?
(a) Embarrassing himself.
(b) Being offensive.
(c) Boring her.
(d) Appearing foolish.

12. When a woman of high nobility accepted the romantic advances of a lower class man, she runs the risk of the public thinking that she did so only for what reason?
(a) Adventure.
(b) Passion.
(c) Weakness.
(d) Cruelty.

13. 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 take it as a cue to take the upper hand and deal with her firmly.
(b) He must rebuff her again and again.
(c) He must ask her what he must do to win her heart.
(d) He must thank her for her time and end the conversation.

14. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, to what age group does a woman's ideal man belong?
(a) At least twice her age.
(b) Middle-aged.
(c) Her own age group.
(d) Young.

15. How might a man of the middle class convince a woman of nobility that they should enter into a romantic relationship?
(a) He should be humble and lay out all of his faults, asking her for mercy.
(b) He should proudly inform her that he represents the best of the middle class and win her respect.
(c) He should tell her about his good qualities and that they make him worthy of a higher ranking.
(d) He should avoid all talk of social ranking so that she does not discover the truth about him until she is in love.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, what does love cause a person to seek above all other things?

2. In the dialogue between the nobleman and the noblewoman, how was the nobleman advised to respond when the noblewoman admitted that enjoying love was great and rejecting it was harmful, and though she was afraid of love's burdens, she had an interest in it?

3. Which way of acquiring love does so with little effort?

4. If a middle class woman were to resist a middle class man because he is younger than she, how must the man respond?

5. What is the meaning of the word from which "love" is derived?

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