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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) Sit beside her.
(c) Touch her hand.
(d) Speak to her about love.

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

4. The author cautioned that a man of low social standing approaching a woman of nobility unless the man be of what?
(a) Foolishness.
(b) Steel.
(c) Good character.
(d) Bravery.

5. According to the author, what is the only way that a lover can accept something of value from the beloved?
(a) If the giver is in love, as well.
(b) Only if it caused the giver great joy.
(c) If it was painful for the giver to give.
(d) If it is given freely.

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

7. Of the five ways to acquire love, what should wise lovers look for to attain a lasting love?
(a) Beauty.
(b) Ready speech.
(c) Riches.
(d) Good character.

8. In wooing a woman of higher social ranking, how might the middle class man best win her attention?
(a) He should tell her that love transcends social class.
(b) He should acknowledge that he is undeserving of her and beg for her favor.
(c) He should pretend to be of a higher class until she gets to know him.
(d) He should avoid the issue of social class and focus only on flattering her with praise.

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

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

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

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

13. 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) Passion.
(b) Weakness.
(c) Adventure.
(d) Cruelty.

14. 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 use his wealth or other attribute to win her over.
(c) He must argue that he will live and love long and thus will become worthy of her love some day.
(d) He must accept her rebuke and appraoch her again when he is older.

15. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, to what age group does a woman's ideal man belong?
(a) Middle-aged.
(b) Her own age group.
(c) Young.
(d) At least twice her age.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author in the Preface, what was his reason for writing the book?

2. In what stage of the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love should a woman try to find a lover?

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

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

5. When the noblewoman expressed her fear about endangering herself, how would the nobleman be expected to respond?

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