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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 might a middle class woman respond to the advances of a nobleman?
(a) She might have embarrassed herself by acting too flirty and forward.
(b) She might have been insulted and informed him that she intended to marry in her own social class and he should do the same.
(c) She might have asked if a woman of good character and humble birth is better than poor character and high birth.
(d) She might have been flattered but be suspicious of his actions and intentions.

2. According to the author, about what do people in love think continually?
(a) Fearful thoughts of rejection.
(b) Only happy things because love has colored their vision.
(c) Each other.
(d) Lustful thoughts.

3. When a woman of high nobility accepted the romantic advances of a lower class man, she runs the risk of the public thinking that she did so only for what reason?
(a) Weakness.
(b) Passion.
(c) Cruelty.
(d) Adventure.

4. How did the author explain the effects of love on the uncouth man?
(a) He will never truly be loved.
(b) He cannot love in return.
(c) He can be seen as handsome by someone who loves him.
(d) He truly becomes handsome when he is loved.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to the author, what does love cause a person to seek above all other things?

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

4. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about avarice, or love of wealth?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In the instance of the older woman insisting to a man that she was too old for love, she expressed deep skepticism and lack interest. How did the man react?

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

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

4. What did the author describe being requested by Walter in the Preface?

5. As the man and woman in Dialogue 8 interacted, he asked her if a man could love two women in the courtly fashion. What was her response?

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

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

8. 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.

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

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

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