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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How would the woman of higher nobility react to the middle class man after he informed her of his good qualities?
(a) She would be flattered.
(b) She would degrade them.
(c) She would admire his tenacity.
(d) She would insist on proof.

2. 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 take it as a cue to take the upper hand and deal with her firmly.
(b) He must thank her for her time and end the conversation.
(c) He must rebuff her again and again.
(d) He must ask her what he must do to win her heart.

3. What might a middle class woman have said to a nobleman about his social ranking if he had pursued her romantically?
(a) That he would greatly improve his social standing.
(b) That he might belittle his nobility.
(c) That he would lose social ranking entirely.
(d) That he might slightly improve his social ranking.

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

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

6. According to the author, how does love feel about homosexuality?
(a) Love is ashamed to accept it.
(b) Love withers in homosexuality.
(c) Love embraces it.
(d) Love is replaced by lust in homosexuality.

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

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

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

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

11. If a middle class woman was being pursued by a nobleman, what might she say to rebuff his advances?
(a) That she should wait for a middle class man of good character.
(b) That he should find a suitable woman from his own class.
(c) That she suspected he was not good enough, even for her.
(d) That she was not worthy of his attention.

12. 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) Bravery.
(d) Good character.

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

14. How did the author explain the effects of love on the uncouth man?
(a) He will never truly be loved.
(b) He can be seen as handsome by someone who loves him.
(c) He truly becomes handsome when he is loved.
(d) He cannot love in return.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. During a conversation between a nobleman and a noblewoman, what was she to give permission for him to do?

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

3. How did the author explain the effects of excess passion on love?

4. For what reason would a nobleman claim that he would be willing to marry below his class?

5. How did the author explain the connection between love and greed?

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