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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

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

4. When a middle class man suggests a relationship with a middle class woman and she resists him, how is the man to respond?
(a) He must ask her what he must do to win her heart.
(b) He must take it as a cue to take the upper hand and deal with her firmly.
(c) He must thank her for her time and end the conversation.
(d) He must rebuff her again and again.

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

6. 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 give her a time limit or appear foolish.
(b) He was to agree to wait.
(c) He was to convince her to follow her heart, not her mind.
(d) He was to insist that she decide immediately.

7. 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.

8. How did the author explain the effects of excess passion on love?
(a) Excess passion causes men to fall in love too easily.
(b) Some men are too passionate to ever truly be loved.
(c) Some men are so enslaved to desire that love cannot bind them.
(d) Excess passion causes men to only feel lust and never feel love.

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

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

11. According to the author in the Preface, what was his reason for writing the book?
(a) Showing the world the error of its ways.
(b) Following his own dream to share his knowledge.
(c) Following orders from superiors.
(d) Helping a friend in love.

12. 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?
(a) He should acknowledge it.
(b) He should ignore it.
(c) He should hide the truth from her.
(d) He should never discuss social ranking with her at all.

13. When a middle class man approaches a very wise noblewoman, how must he behave?
(a) He should ignore her intelligence and focus on her beauty.
(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 must not overly praise her.

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about private versus public relationships?

2. 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?

3. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, what is the third stage?

4. The nobleman explained to the noblewoman he pursued that the real danger she should fear lay in what?

5. Of what other danger did the nobleman warn the noblewoman?

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