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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How would a noblewoman respond to compliments from a nobleman?
(a) She would be appreciative.
(b) She would be embarrassed but flattered.
(c) She would rebuff him.
(d) She would feel offended.

3. How did the author explain the connection between love and greed?
(a) Love is destroyed by greed.
(b) Love eliminates greed.
(c) Love cannot be degraded by greed.
(d) Love is essentially a form of greed.

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

5. When the noblewoman expressed her fear about endangering herself, how would the nobleman be expected to respond?
(a) With contempt.
(b) With concern.
(c) With mock annoyance.
(d) With humble apology.

6. 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 embarrassed herself by acting too flirty and forward.
(c) She might have asked if a woman of good character and humble birth is better than poor character and high birth.
(d) She might have been flattered but be suspicious of his actions and intentions.

7. 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) Accept it.
(c) Cherish it.
(d) Seek it out.

8. If a nobleman effectively offered the correct praise to a noblewoman, what might she have permitted him to do daily?
(a) Flatter her.
(b) Embrace her.
(c) Touch her.
(d) View her.

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

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

11. How did the author approach the topic of homosexuality?
(a) He believed that love between two men was an abomination, but love between two women was acceptable.
(b) He believed that love between two women was an abomination, but love between two men was acceptable
(c) He believed that love has no boundaries, but religion can interfere with true love.
(d) He believed that love could only exist between a man and a woman.

12. If a middle class woman were to resist a middle class man because he is younger than she, how must the man respond?
(a) He must remind her that beauty fades but it is good character than matters.
(b) He must accept her rebuke and appraoch her again when he is older.
(c) He must use his wealth or other attribute to win her over.
(d) He must argue that he will live and love long and thus will become worthy of her love some day.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the author explain the issue of nature and homosexuality?

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

3. Of the five ways to acquire love, what should wise lovers look for to attain a lasting love?

4. How did the author explain the effects of excess passion on love?

5. For a nobleman whose advances are being rebuffed by a middle class woman, what must he argue to her?

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