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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. Of what other danger did the nobleman warn the noblewoman?
(a) Choosing the wrong man.
(b) Never having children.
(c) Never loving at all.
(d) Losing her nobility.

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

4. When the middle class man successfully performed what the author suggested he should do in every conversation with a middle class woman, how did the woman respond?
(a) With slight annoyance.
(b) With some resistance.
(c) With giggles and sometimes blushing.
(d) With no resistance.

5. 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) Praising her excessively.
(b) Embracing her.
(c) Kissing her.
(d) Showering her with gifts.

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

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

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

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

10. According to the author, about what do people in love think continually?
(a) Each other.
(b) Fearful thoughts of rejection.
(c) Lustful thoughts.
(d) Only happy things because love has colored their vision.

11. How did the author explain the connection between blindness and love?
(a) The eyes of the soul see all that needs to be seen.
(b) Blind people love better than those with sight because they use all of their senses.
(c) The blind cannot see anything on which the mind can become obsessed.
(d) Blind people fall in love too often because they cannot determine true beauty.

12. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about two lovers' levels of desire?
(a) Neither should exceed the other in desire.
(b) The woman should always exceed the man in desire.
(c) Their levels of desire should always be absolutely identical.
(d) The man should always exceed the woman in desire.

13. 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 cannot love in return.
(d) He truly becomes handsome when he is loved.

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 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 proudly inform her that he represents the best of the middle class and win her respect.

15. What is the meaning of the word from which "love" is derived?
(a) To seize.
(b) A gift.
(c) Of great purity.
(d) To capture.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of the five ways to acquire love, what should wise lovers look for to attain a lasting love?

2. Of the author's five ways in which love can be acquired, which three produce the most worthy forms of love?

3. Despite her social rank, how might a middle class man perceive a noblewoman to be?

4. When the middle class man decided to suggest a relationship with the middle class woman, how did he proceed?

5. The author cautioned that a man of low social standing approaching a woman of nobility unless the man be of what?

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