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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. The nobleman explained to the noblewoman he pursued that the real danger she should fear lay in what?
(a) Missing the chance to know true love with him.
(b) Not following her heart.
(c) Tarnishing her reputation.
(d) Being trapped in love with another.

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

3. What did the author suggest that a middle class man always do in a conversation with a middle class woman?
(a) Amaze her.
(b) Amuse her.
(c) Lead her.
(d) Flatter her.

4. Should a middle class man approach a very wise noblewoman, what is the risk he takes in conducting himself poorly?
(a) Appearing foolish.
(b) Being offensive.
(c) Boring her.
(d) Embarrassing himself.

5. Recalling the thing the author suggested a middle class man always do in a conversation with a middle class woman, when did he suggest that it be done in the course of a conversation?
(a) At the end of the conversation.
(b) Before the conversation really begins.
(c) In the middle of the conversation.
(d) Early in the conversation.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the noblewoman expressed her fear about endangering herself, how would the nobleman be expected to respond?

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

3. How did the author explain the connection between blindness and love?

4. Which way of acquiring love does so with little effort?

5. How did the author approach the topic of homosexuality?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the singular reason why a nobleman would be willing to marry below his class.

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

3. Why did the author state that women who give into carnal passion easily are difficult to love?

4. Explain how the nobleman was advised to approach a noblewoman, and how he was to begin conversation with her.

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

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

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

8. When the woman in Dialogue 8 reproved the man of the clergy for pursuing her romantically, for what reason did she do so?

9. When the man in Dialogue 8 asks the woman if a man should be punished for going to another woman without loving her or achieving his desire, how did she respond?

10. According to the dialogues, how best might a man of a lower social ranking win the favor of a woman of nobility?

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