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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author, what effect did leaving the Catholic Church have on lovers?
(a) It caused love to die.
(b) It removed God's blessing on their love.
(c) It cursed them.
(d) It made their love stronger.

2. Why were nuns advised to fiercely avoid love?
(a) They loved money too much.
(b) They were not worthy of love.
(c) It would stir up God's wrath.
(d) They were doomed to never find true love.

3. What class of person did the author liken to horses and mules?
(a) Peasants.
(b) Nobility.
(c) Middle class.
(d) Clergy.

4. 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 amount of wealth he had.
(b) According to his own social ranking.
(c) According to the rank of his parents.
(d) According to the social rank of the woman in which he was interested.

5. What did the author think greedy women should do?
(a) Find a man equally as greedy to love.
(b) Repent.
(c) Join a brothel.
(d) Seek the love of a poor man.

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

7. What did the author advise a woman to do if her man was unfaithful?
(a) Even the score by being unfaithful.
(b) Improve herself to make him stay.
(c) Abandon him.
(d) Express her anger so that love will increase.

8. What type of women who are hard to love did the author provide as an example to Walter?
(a) Women who gave into carnal passion easily.
(b) Women who rejected God.
(c) Women who were too greedy.
(d) Women who loved in a counterfeit way.

9. In the author's reviews of decisions in love cases, what was the reason in the second case that a man asked his lover if he could embrace another woman?
(a) He was testing his lover.
(b) He was in love with another woman.
(c) He was jealous of his lover.
(d) He was punishing his lover cruelly.

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

11. What did the author identify as a sure way to decrease love?
(a) Seeing each other too rarely.
(b) Developing feelings of jealousy.
(c) Expressing anger.
(d) Being together too much.

12. How did the author explain the concept of teaching the theory of love to a social class likened to horses and mules?
(a) It would be unnatural to them and they would never grasp the idea.
(b) It would stir natural desires in them only if they made a conscious effort.
(c) It would stir natural desires because all humans were made to love.
(d) It would be unnatural to them, but they would find it useful.

13. When the man of higher nobility spoke to the woman of higher nobility, of what did he argue that her resistance was an indicator?
(a) Her immaturity.
(b) Her fears of love.
(c) Her true feelings.
(d) Her derangement.

14. What accusation about the clergyman nobleman's interest in love did the higher noblewoman make?
(a) That he would always love God more.
(b) That he could never truly give himself to her.
(c) That it was false.
(d) That it was based on passion.

15. In what way did the author say that greedy women love?
(a) In a desperate way.
(b) In a real way.
(c) In a counterfeit way.
(d) In a transparent way.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to desire if one lover expresses anger toward the other?

2. When the man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what did the woman encourage the man to seek?

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

4. What did the author say greedy women do to men?

5. In the author's reviews of decisions in love cases, what was the outcome of the case in which a lady forbade a man to love another and enforced a very severe punishment?

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