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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did the author explain the connection between love and greed?
(a) Love is essentially a form of greed.
(b) Love eliminates greed.
(c) Love is destroyed by greed.
(d) Love cannot be degraded by greed.

2. 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 be humble and lay out all of his faults, asking her for mercy.
(c) He should proudly inform her that he represents the best of the middle class and win her respect.
(d) He should tell her about his good qualities and that they make him worthy of a higher ranking.

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

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

5. If a nobleman effectively offered the correct praise to a noblewoman, what might she have permitted him to do daily?
(a) Flatter her.
(b) Embrace her.
(c) View her.
(d) Touch her.

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

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

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

9. 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 lose social ranking entirely.
(b) That he might slightly improve his social ranking.
(c) That he would greatly improve his social standing.
(d) That he might belittle his nobility.

10. The nobleman explained to the noblewoman he pursued that the real danger she should fear lay in what?
(a) Missing the chance to know true love with him.
(b) Not following her heart.
(c) Tarnishing her reputation.
(d) Being trapped in love with another.

11. When a nobleman approached a noblewoman and began a conversation appropriately, what was the nobleman to tell the noblewoman it was difficult to restrain himself from doing?
(a) Showering her with gifts.
(b) Kissing her.
(c) Embracing her.
(d) Praising her excessively.

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

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

14. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about avarice, or love of wealth?
(a) Accept it.
(b) Cherish it.
(c) Avoid it.
(d) Seek it out.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the author explain the connection between blindness and love?

2. When the higher nobleman spoke to the woman of simple nobility, what was he advised to avoid doing in conversation with her?

3. According to the author, what is the only way that a lover can accept something of value from the beloved?

4. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, what is the fourth stage?

5. If a middle class woman was being pursued by a nobleman, what might she say to rebuff his advances?

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