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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When a middle class man initiates a conversation with a woman of higher nobility, how was he advised to handle the issue of his own lower social standing?
(a) He should never discuss social ranking with her at all.
(b) He should ignore it.
(c) He should acknowledge it.
(d) He should hide the truth from her.

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

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

4. 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 woman initiated the greeting but allowed the man to make conversation.
(c) The man greeted the woman normally and the woman made conversation naturally.
(d) The man waited for permission to approach the woman, greeting her with reverence and made conversation.

5. Of the author's five ways in which love can be acquired, which three produce the most worthy forms of love?
(a) Beauty, good character and ready speech.
(b) Beauty, kindness and generosity toward expressed needs.
(c) Riches, beauty and good character.
(d) Ready speech, riches and good character.

6. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about two lovers' levels of desire?
(a) The woman should always exceed the man in desire.
(b) The man should always exceed the woman in desire.
(c) Their levels of desire should always be absolutely identical.
(d) Neither should exceed the other in desire.

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

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

9. How might a middle class woman respond to the advances of a nobleman?
(a) She might have been insulted and informed him that she intended to marry in her own social class and he should do the same.
(b) She might have asked if a woman of good character and humble birth is better than poor character and high birth.
(c) She might have been flattered but be suspicious of his actions and intentions.
(d) She might have embarrassed herself by acting too flirty and forward.

10. How did the author explain the link between love, perception and social class?
(a) Love makes lovers feel like royalty.
(b) Love makes peasants of all who love.
(c) Love can make anyone a nobleman.
(d) Love is impossible for nobility to obtain.

11. What is the meaning of the word from which "love" is derived?
(a) To seize.
(b) To capture.
(c) A gift.
(d) Of great purity.

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

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

14. Of what other danger did the nobleman warn the noblewoman?
(a) Never loving at all.
(b) Choosing the wrong man.
(c) Never having children.
(d) Losing her nobility.

15. When a middle class man approaches a very wise noblewoman, how must he behave?
(a) He must not overly praise her.
(b) He should ignore her intelligence and focus on her beauty.
(c) He should commend her for her brains as well as her beauty.
(d) He must prove that he is as smart, or smarter, than she.

Short Answer Questions

1. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about private versus public relationships?

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

3. According to the author, what is the only way that a lover can accept something of value from the beloved?

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

5. 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?

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