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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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) Break one up by acting quickly to lessen the sting.
(b) Meddling in a current affair should only be done once in a man's life.
(c) Never break one up knowingly.
(d) Break one up only by speaking with kindness to both parties.

4. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about private versus public relationships?
(a) Private love affairs are considered adultery.
(b) Love affairs should be kept private.
(c) Love affairs should be made public.
(d) Public love affairs are doomed for failure.

5. After the middle class woman's initial reaction in the conversation, how did the author instruct the middle class man to respond?
(a) With insistant words of praise.
(b) With another joke or funny story.
(c) With a bit more kind-hearted teasing.
(d) With more gentle leading.

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

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

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

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

10. If a middle class woman asked for the chance to think over the romantic advances of a nobleman, how was the nobleman to respond?
(a) He was to convince her to follow her heart, not her mind.
(b) He was to insist that she decide immediately.
(c) He was to give her a time limit or appear foolish.
(d) He was to agree to wait.

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

12. When a nobleman sat next to a middle class woman without permission, what message does he send?
(a) That he is not interested in pursuing her romantically.
(b) That he is of a higher class.
(c) That he was raised poorly and lacks good manners.
(d) That he is in love with her.

13. 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?
(a) He should be wary of her.
(b) He should correct her gently.
(c) He should embrace her.
(d) He should thank her.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How would a noblewoman respond to compliments from a nobleman?

2. In the first dialogue, how did the conversation between the middle class man and the middle class woman begin?

3. 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?

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

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

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