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

2. When a nobleman approached a noblewoman, how was he to begin a conversation?
(a) With a request for her advice.
(b) With a gift.
(c) With humor.
(d) With flattery.

3. How did the author explain the effects of excess passion on love?
(a) Excess passion causes men to only feel lust and never feel love.
(b) Some men are so enslaved to desire that love cannot bind them.
(c) Excess passion causes men to fall in love too easily.
(d) Some men are too passionate to ever truly be loved.

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

5. 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) Embracing her.
(b) Kissing her.
(c) Showering her with gifts.
(d) Praising her excessively.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of the five ways to acquire love, what should wise lovers look for to attain a lasting love?

2. 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?

3. After the middle class woman's initial reaction in the conversation, how did the author instruct the middle class man to respond?

4. When the higher nobleman spoke to the woman of simple nobility, what was he advised to avoid doing in conversation with her?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

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

6. 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?

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

8. What negative effects might love have upon warfare and peace?

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

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

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