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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When a man and a woman, both of higher nobility interacted, how did the author advise the man to speak to the woman?
(a) With soft and gentle words.
(b) Strongly and with confidence.
(c) With agression and dominance.
(d) Kindly, and with flattery.

2. What did the author consider greedy women to be?
(a) Charity cases.
(b) Worthy challenges.
(c) God's problems.
(d) Deadly enemies.

3. 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 stir natural desires in them only if they made a conscious effort.
(b) It would stir natural desires because all humans were made to love.
(c) It would be unnatural to them and they would never grasp the idea.
(d) It would be unnatural to them, but they would find it useful.

4. In what way did the author explain that a certain class was akin to horses and mules?
(a) They rarely loved.
(b) They were uncivilized.
(c) They were unclean.
(d) They were godless.

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

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

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

8. What happens to desire if one lover expresses anger toward the other?
(a) It stays the same.
(b) It decreases.
(c) It matures.
(d) It increases.

9. When a man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what argument did they have about love?
(a) About its deception.
(b) About its ability to heal.
(c) About its prudence.
(d) About its ability to frighten.

10. What does blasphemy against God do to love?
(a) Destroys it.
(b) Decreases it.
(c) Curses it.
(d) Stalls it.

11. To what was a member of the most noble class to devote himself?
(a) To God.
(b) To knowledge.
(c) To peace.
(d) To love.

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

13. If a greedy woman truly loved her man, what would she be hesitant to do?
(a) Neglect his needs.
(b) Belittle him.
(c) Destroy him.
(d) Ask so much of him.

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

15. When the man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what was the man advised to avoid?
(a) Embarrassing her.
(b) Insisting that his rank was more prestigious than hers.
(c) Praising her excessively.
(d) Saying anything that would ridicule himself in her eyes.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, what can money not buy?

2. What type of women who are hard to love did the author provide as an example to Walter?

3. What advice about making a love known to the public did the author provide to men?

4. A member of the most noble class was called what?

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

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