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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did the author approach the topic of homosexuality?
(a) He believed that love could only exist between a man and a woman.
(b) He believed that love between two women was an abomination, but love between two men was acceptable
(c) He believed that love between two men was an abomination, but love between two women was acceptable.
(d) He believed that love has no boundaries, but religion can interfere with true love.

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

3. The author cautioned that a man of low social standing approaching a woman of nobility unless the man be of what?
(a) Steel.
(b) Foolishness.
(c) Good character.
(d) Bravery.

4. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, what is the third stage?
(a) Kiss.
(b) Embrace.
(c) Whole person.
(d) Hope.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. For a nobleman whose advances are being rebuffed by a middle class woman, what must he argue to her?

2. Who was Walter?

3. How would a noblewoman respond to compliments from a nobleman?

4. According to the author, about what do people in love think continually?

5. When a middle class man approaches a very wise noblewoman, how must he behave?

Short Essay Questions

1. What advice did the author give about seeking the love of prostitutes?

2. What did the woman in Dialogue 8 suspect was the motive for the clergyman nobleman's interest in her, and how did he respond to her accusation?

3. Two of the five ways in which love can be obtained are beauty and good character. Which of these wins love with little effort and which is the characteristic that wise men choose?

4. Why did the author state that nuns must fiercely avoid love?

5. What negative effects can love have upon the virtues of honor and chastity?

6. What did the author describe as arising from the perception and focus on the beauty of another?

7. What type of woman did the author encourage Walter to find?

8. Explain how the noblewoman would have argued with the nobleman about her fears about love and endangering her, and how the nobleman would have reacted.

9. Provide one example the author gave for why women are greedy and generally bad.

10. In what ways may love increase after it has been consummated?

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