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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 too old.
(b) She was already married.
(c) She was a widow.
(d) She is afraid of love.

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

4. According to the author, what can money not buy?
(a) Respect.
(b) True love.
(c) Affection.
(d) Mercy.

5. What was the general focus of Book One?
(a) Convincing others to return love.
(b) The perils of love between social classes.
(c) Acquiring love.
(d) Avoiding the wrong kinds of love.

6. Though God did not ban a man of the clergy from courtly love, what did God ban him from?
(a) The flesh.
(b) Flattery.
(c) Marrying someone who was not a believer.
(d) Marrying someone too young.

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

8. 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?
(a) The Countess of Champagne said she was too severe.
(b) The Queen of Eleanor forbade the two to see eachother again.
(c) The Queen of Eleanor told them to forget their past and move forward with love and equality.
(d) The Countess of Champage said she was within her rights.

9. When the man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what did the woman look for a chance to do?
(a) Ridicule him.
(b) Embrace him.
(c) Flatter him.
(d) Correct him.

10. What did the author advise a woman to do when she has loved a man who was unworthy of her?
(a) Lower her own standards and embrace love.
(b) Improve him or give up.
(c) Seek the counsel of the clergy for direction.
(d) Realize her mistake and end things quickly.

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

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

13. How did the author advise to best increase desire after love has been consummated?
(a) See each other rarely.
(b) See each other only at their very best.
(c) See each other only in public.
(d) See each other every moment possible.

14. 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 punishing his lover cruelly.
(b) He was in love with another woman.
(c) He was testing his lover.
(d) He was jealous of his lover.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, what effect did leaving the Catholic Church have on lovers?

2. What did the author explain as a negative effect of marriage?

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

4. What did the author advise a woman to do if her man was unfaithful?

5. If a greedy woman truly loved her man, what would she be hesitant to do?

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