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

2. When the higher nobleman spoke to the woman of simple nobility, what was he advised to avoid doing in conversation with her?
(a) Insulting her intelligence.
(b) Belittling her nobility.
(c) Boasting about his nobility.
(d) Praising her too much.

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

4. Despite her social rank, how might a middle class man perceive a noblewoman to be?
(a) Bad-mannered.
(b) Childish.
(c) Boring.
(d) Unsophisticated.

5. According to the author, how does love feel about homosexuality?
(a) Love embraces it.
(b) Love is ashamed to accept it.
(c) Love is replaced by lust in homosexuality.
(d) Love withers in homosexuality.

Short Answer Questions

1. For what reason would a nobleman claim that he would be willing to marry below his class?

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

3. 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?

4. How did the author explain the connection between love and greed?

5. What fear about endangering herself would a noblewoman have shared with a nobleman who was pursuing her romantically?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain the singular reason why a nobleman would be willing to marry below his class.

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 advice did the author give about seeking the love of prostitutes?

5. How did the author describe the feelings associated with love before it becomes balanced on each side?

6. 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?

7. How might a man know that a love has been restored or is returning?

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

9. Provide one of the 31 rules of love provided at the end of Chapter 8.

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

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