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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) Being trapped in love with another.
(c) Tarnishing her reputation.
(d) Not following her heart.

2. Which way of acquiring love does so with little effort?
(a) Good character.
(b) Ready speech.
(c) Riches.
(d) Beauty.

3. When a nobleman sat next to a middle class woman without permission, what message does he send?
(a) That he was raised poorly and lacks good manners.
(b) That he is of a higher class.
(c) That he is in love with her.
(d) That he is not interested in pursuing her romantically.

4. If a nobleman wished to select a middle class woman, what was his best course of action to woo her?
(a) Small gifts.
(b) Special speech.
(c) Loving gazes.
(d) Acts of love.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In wooing a woman of higher social ranking, how might the middle class man best win her attention?

2. How might a middle class woman respond to the advances of a nobleman?

3. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, to what age group does a woman's ideal man belong?

4. What might a middle class woman have said to a nobleman about his social ranking if he had pursued her romantically?

5. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about private versus public relationships?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the author advise women to do if their men are unfaithful, and why?

2. How did the author describe the way greedy women love, and what group did he suggest greedy women should join?

3. Explain the author's stance on love and homosexuality.

4. How can issues of faith and religion destroy love?

5. Throughout the three dialogues in Book One, explain the main conversation tactic of middle class men, and the common reaction of woman of all social classes.

6. Though the noblewoman would have argued that love might endanger her, what would the nobleman have identified as the true dangers of love.

7. To what characteristic about himself was the middle class man advised to draw attention when trying to attract a woman of nobility?

8. What thoughts and actions did the author describe as the main focus of lovers?

9. What role does levels of desire play in the author's twelve rules for acquiring love?

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

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