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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Because a man will see his ideal woman, lust after her and make plans to woo her, how did the author explain love's origins?
(a) It develops only when a connection is there.
(b) It is innate to humans.
(c) It come directly from God when the moment is right.
(d) It is a figment of the imagination.

3. For a nobleman whose advances are being rebuffed by a middle class woman, what must he argue to her?
(a) The importance of his social ranking.
(b) That she may be low born, but she deserves to be treated as upper class.
(c) That she is more beautiful and kind than any woman in his class.
(d) The goodness of his character.

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

5. In the first dialogue, how did the conversation between the middle class man and the middle class woman begin?
(a) The man waited for permission to approach the woman, greeting her with reverence and made conversation.
(b) The man greeted the woman normally, but only because she was with another female.
(c) The woman initiated the greeting but allowed the man to make conversation.
(d) The man greeted the woman normally and the woman made conversation naturally.

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

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

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

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

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

11. Who was Walter?
(a) The author's real name.
(b) A good friend of the author.
(c) A nobleman who never knew true love.
(d) A blind man who could not love because he could not see.

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

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

14. 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) Neither should exceed the other in desire.
(c) Their levels of desire should always be absolutely identical.
(d) The man should always exceed the woman in desire.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, about what do people in love think continually?

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

3. When the higher nobleman spoke to the woman of simple nobility, what was he advised to avoid doing in conversation with her?

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

5. How might a man of the middle class convince a woman of nobility that they should enter into a romantic relationship?

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