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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Recalling the thing the author suggested a middle class man always do in a conversation with a middle class woman, when did he suggest that it be done in the course of a conversation?
(a) In the middle of the conversation.
(b) At the end of the conversation.
(c) Early in the conversation.
(d) Before the conversation really begins.

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

3. 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) Praising her too much.
(c) Belittling her nobility.
(d) Insulting her intelligence.

4. What did the author suggest that a middle class man always do in a conversation with a middle class woman?
(a) Amaze her.
(b) Flatter her.
(c) Lead her.
(d) Amuse her.

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

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

7. What did the author warn Walter not to be fooled by when looking for love?
(a) Someone with excess passion.
(b) Age, either too young or too old.
(c) Beauty or excellent talk.
(d) Riches and promiscuity.

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

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

10. 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.

11. What did the author note that women can achieve through marriage, but men cannot?
(a) Wealth.
(b) Good character.
(c) Nobility.
(d) Protection from harm.

12. For what reason would a nobleman claim that he would be willing to marry below his class?
(a) Good character.
(b) Great beauty.
(c) Godliness.
(d) Kindness.

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

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

15. How might a middle class woman respond to the advances of a nobleman?
(a) She might have embarrassed herself by acting too flirty and forward.
(b) She might have asked if a woman of good character and humble birth is better than poor character and high birth.
(c) She might have been insulted and informed him that she intended to marry in her own social class and he should do the same.
(d) She might have been flattered but be suspicious of his actions and intentions.

Short Answer Questions

1. If a middle class woman asked for the chance to think over the romantic advances of a nobleman, how was the nobleman to respond?

2. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about avarice, or love of wealth?

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

4. When a middle class man initiates a conversation with a woman of higher nobility, how was he advised to handle the issue of his own lower social standing?

5. When a middle class man suggests a relationship with a middle class woman and she resists him, how is the man to respond?

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