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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

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

4. If a middle class woman was being pursued by a nobleman, what might she say to rebuff his advances?
(a) That she was not worthy of his attention.
(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 should wait for a middle class man of good character.

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

6. 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 accept her rebuke and appraoch her again when he is older.
(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 remind her that beauty fades but it is good character than matters.

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

8. Who was Walter?
(a) The author's real name.
(b) A blind man who could not love because he could not see.
(c) A good friend of the author.
(d) A nobleman who never knew true love.

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

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

11. 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.

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

13. Because a man will see his ideal woman, lust after her and make plans to woo her, how did the author explain love's origins?
(a) It is a figment of the imagination.
(b) It come directly from God when the moment is right.
(c) It develops only when a connection is there.
(d) It is innate to humans.

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

15. 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) Special speech.
(c) Small gifts.
(d) Loving gazes.

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. According to the author, how does love feel about homosexuality?

3. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about two lovers' levels of desire?

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

5. How did the author explain the link between love, perception and social class?

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