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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. 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) Flatter her.
(d) Lead her.

2. When the noblewoman expressed her fear about endangering herself, how would the nobleman be expected to respond?
(a) With concern.
(b) With humble apology.
(c) With contempt.
(d) With mock annoyance.

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

4. When a middle class man approaches a very wise noblewoman, how must he behave?
(a) He must not overly praise her.
(b) He should ignore her intelligence and focus on her beauty.
(c) He should commend her for her brains as well as her beauty.
(d) He must prove that he is as smart, or smarter, than she.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the author explain the issue of nature and homosexuality?

2. In the first dialogue, how did the conversation between the middle class man and the middle class woman begin?

3. The author cautioned that a man of low social standing approaching a woman of nobility unless the man be of what?

4. When a higher nobleman spoke to a middle class woman, how was he advised to begin the conversation?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

2. Explain two ways in which a nobleman was advised to approach a middle class woman he wished to pursue romantically.

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

4. Provide one example why the author advised Walter not to look for love.

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

6. 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?

7. Explain why the Countess replied in her letter to the man of higher nobility that love cannot exist between two people who are married.

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

9. 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?

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

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