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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 explain the link between love, perception and social class?
(a) Love makes peasants of all who love.
(b) Love is impossible for nobility to obtain.
(c) Love can make anyone a nobleman.
(d) Love makes lovers feel like royalty.

2. When a nobleman approached a noblewoman and began a conversation appropriately, what was the nobleman to tell the noblewoman it was difficult to restrain himself from doing?
(a) Praising her excessively.
(b) Kissing her.
(c) Showering her with gifts.
(d) Embracing her.

3. When a higher nobleman spoke to a middle class woman, how was he advised to begin the conversation?
(a) By complimenting her intelligence.
(b) By telling her immediately that he is interested in her.
(c) By giving her a gift.
(d) With flattery.

4. According to the author, how does love feel about homosexuality?
(a) Love withers in homosexuality.
(b) Love embraces it.
(c) Love is replaced by lust in homosexuality.
(d) Love is ashamed to accept it.

5. What fear about endangering herself would a noblewoman have shared with a nobleman who was pursuing her romantically?
(a) Giving into the power of the goddess of love.
(b) Tarnishing her reputation.
(c) Becoming careless and silly because of love.
(d) Belittling her nobility.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what stage of the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love should a woman try to find a lover?

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

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

4. What did the author note that women can achieve through marriage, but men cannot?

5. What did the author describe as the result of focusing on the beauty of another?

Short Essay Questions

1. What it is that woman can achieve through marriage that men cannot?

2. Give one example of why the author described greedy women as "deadly enemies".

3. What three issues did the author identify as barring someone from the experience of real love?

4. What example did the author use to explain why love is innate?

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

6. When a man of higher nobility approached a woman of simple nobility, of what was he advised to avoid doing during conversation?

7. Provide one example of why love is dangerous.

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

9. Explain the difference in the way a woman of a lower class and a woman of a higher class might have rebuffed a man's romantic advances.

10. Should a woman of high nobility have fallen in love with a man of a lower class, what did she risk the public thinking of her?

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