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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. 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) Early in the conversation.
(c) Before the conversation really begins.
(d) In the middle of the conversation.

2. According to the author, upon what do lovers focus their attention?
(a) Having physical contact with those they love.
(b) Speaking words of love to those they love.
(c) Bringing about the enjoyment of those they love.
(d) Catching a glimpse of those they love.

3. How did the author explain the issue of nature and homosexuality?
(a) Nature makes homosexuality impossible.
(b) Nature makes homosexuality innate for some.
(c) Nature forbids homosexuality.
(d) Nature makes homosexuality innate for all, and heterosexuality is a choice.

4. If a nobleman effectively offered the correct praise to a noblewoman, what might she have permitted him to do daily?
(a) Flatter her.
(b) Embrace her.
(c) View her.
(d) Touch her.

5. In the dialogue between the nobleman and the noblewoman, how was the nobleman advised to respond when the noblewoman admitted that enjoying love was great and rejecting it was harmful, and though she was afraid of love's burdens, she had an interest in it?
(a) He should be wary of her.
(b) He should correct her gently.
(c) He should embrace her.
(d) He should thank her.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the middle class man approached the woman of higher nobility and she told him finally that he had no reason to hope, how was he to respond?

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

3. When a nobleman sat next to a middle class woman without permission, what message does he send?

4. 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?

5. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, what is the fourth stage?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. As the man and woman in Dialogue 8 argued about the costs and benefits of love, how did the man interpret the meaning of her continued resistance?

3. How did the author explain the nature of peasants and their inclination to love?

4. When the man and woman of higher nobility interact, the woman told the man that he should be interested in something higher than the love between a man and a woman. How did the man respond?

5. When a woman of nobility seized upon one of the flaws of a lower class man, how was he to best respond to win her affection?

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

7. What are the five ways in which the author explains that love can be acquired, and which three are the only ways to truly achieve love?

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

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

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

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