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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the author say greedy women do to men?
(a) Turn them into shadows of themselves.
(b) Bleed them dry and leave them.
(c) Breed greed in their own hearts.
(d) Make them better men by breaking them down first.

2. When the man of higher nobility spoke to the woman of higher nobility and she grew tired of their conversation and insisted that it should end, how did the nobleman respond?
(a) That he wanted one last chance to profess his love.
(b) That they had so much more to discuss.
(c) That he knew then that they had no future together.
(d) That he would respect her wishes.

3. What advice about making a love known to the public did the author provide to men?
(a) They should avoid letting it be publicly known.
(b) They should make it known that they are taken, but not by whom.
(c) They should keep love very secret and never tell anyone during early courtship.
(d) They should share their love openly with the public.

4. Why did the woman of higher nobility reprove the nobleman who was a member of the clergy?
(a) She would never feel worthy of his love.
(b) He should be shamed for pursuing her.
(c) He should be satisfied with things of God.
(d) She would be a mockery if she entered into a relationship with him.

5. If the beloved wanted something unreasonable, what did the author advise to do?
(a) Use it as a tool to acquire more affection.
(b) Give it to her.
(c) Be abrupt and clear and refuse to give it to her.
(d) Lovingly tease her about her foolishness do not give in.

6. When a man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, why did the woman say she was reluctant to fall in love?
(a) She was already married.
(b) She was a widow.
(c) She is afraid of love.
(d) She was too old.

7. What did the man of the clergy admit about love with a woman?
(a) That it could ruin their lives.
(b) That it was forbidden.
(c) That it was risky.
(d) That she would never be worthy.

8. What was a member of the most noble class bound to renounce?
(a) God.
(b) Delights of the earth.
(c) Status and wealth.
(d) Love.

9. How would a member of the most noble class have known which dialogue in the book to consult for advice on love?
(a) According to the rank of his parents.
(b) According to the social rank of the woman in which he was interested.
(c) According to the amount of wealth he had.
(d) According to his own social ranking.

10. Why did the author say that these women who are hard to love cannot love a single man?
(a) They love only to satisfy lust.
(b) They cannot love in a real way.
(c) Their hearts are too full of greed.
(d) They seek only wealth and status.

11. Which of the two lovers, if any, did the higher noblewoman think a man should give up?
(a) The second.
(b) The first.
(c) Neither.
(d) Both.

12. What did the author refer to as "the nurse of love"?
(a) Distance.
(b) Anger.
(c) Desire.
(d) Jealousy.

13. What is one way a man might lose love?
(a) Becoming jealous.
(b) Appearing uncultured.
(c) Becoming angry.
(d) Acting too noble.

14. In the author's reviews of decisions in love cases, what was the difference between the two men in the third case?
(a) Social ranking.
(b) Physical appearance.
(c) Wealth.
(d) Success in love.

15. What happens when love starts to decline?
(a) It can end quickly.
(b) Feelings of jealousy increase.
(c) It dies a slow death.
(d) Blasphemy against God increases.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what was the man advised to avoid?

2. Under what condition may a man indulge in the "solace of the flesh" and still retain love?

3. What is it that the author told Walter is hard to love?

4. When the higher noblewoman made an accusation about the man's interest in love, how did he respond?

5. When the man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what did the man insist was a great good?

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