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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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.

5. For a nobleman whose advances are being rebuffed by a middle class woman, what must he argue to her?
(a) The goodness of his character.
(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 importance of his social ranking.

6. Despite her social rank, how might a middle class man perceive a noblewoman to be?
(a) Bad-mannered.
(b) Unsophisticated.
(c) Childish.
(d) Boring.

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

8. If a middle class woman was being pursued by a nobleman, what might she say to rebuff his advances?
(a) That she was not worthy of his attention.
(b) That he should find a suitable woman from his own class.
(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.

9. 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) Weakness.
(c) Passion.
(d) Cruelty.

10. When the higher nobleman spoke to the woman of simple nobility, what was he advised to avoid doing in conversation with her?
(a) Boasting about his nobility.
(b) Belittling her nobility.
(c) Praising her too much.
(d) Insulting her intelligence.

11. How did the author explain the connection between blindness and love?
(a) The blind cannot see anything on which the mind can become obsessed.
(b) Blind people love better than those with sight because they use all of their senses.
(c) The eyes of the soul see all that needs to be seen.
(d) Blind people fall in love too often because they cannot determine true beauty.

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

13. 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 some resistance.
(c) With slight annoyance.
(d) With no resistance.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. If a nobleman wished to select a middle class woman, what was his best course of action to woo her?

2. When the middle class man decided to suggest a relationship with the middle class woman, how did he proceed?

3. How did the author approach the topic of homosexuality?

4. According to the author, upon what do lovers focus their attention?

5. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, what is the first stage?

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