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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 second stage?
(a) Hope.
(b) Embrace.
(c) Kiss.
(d) Whole person.

2. When the middle class man decided to suggest a relationship with the middle class woman, how did he proceed?
(a) By informing her that she would be wise to engage in a relationship with him.
(b) By pointing out how much more noble she is than he.
(c) By asking her if she found him agreeable.
(d) By begging for her attention and the chance to know her better.

3. In what stage of the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love should a woman try to find a lover?
(a) The fourth stage.
(b) The third stage.
(c) The first stage.
(d) The second stage.

4. The nobleman explained to the noblewoman he pursued that the real danger she should fear lay in what?
(a) Not following her heart.
(b) Missing the chance to know true love with him.
(c) Tarnishing her reputation.
(d) Being trapped in love with another.

5. Should a middle class man approach a very wise noblewoman, what is the risk he takes in conducting himself poorly?
(a) Boring her.
(b) Embarrassing himself.
(c) Appearing foolish.
(d) Being offensive.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. If a middle class woman were to resist a middle class man because he is younger than she, how must the man respond?

3. Because a man will see his ideal woman, lust after her and make plans to woo her, how did the author explain love's origins?

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

5. According to the author, how does love feel about homosexuality?

Short Essay Questions

1. Provide one example of why love is dangerous.

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

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

4. In retaining love, give an example of how a man can keep a love from being publicly known.

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

6. Give one example of how love can be decreased.

7. In the Preface, explain the request that the author's friend made of him that led him to write the book.

8. Identify and describe the word from which "love" was derived.

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

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

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