Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When the middle class man decided to suggest a relationship with the middle class woman, how did he proceed?
2. During a conversation between a nobleman and a noblewoman, what was she to give permission for him to do?
3. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about private versus public relationships?
4. The author cautioned that a man of low social standing approaching a woman of nobility unless the man be of what?
5. According to the author, what is the only way that a lover can accept something of value from the beloved?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. When the man in Dialogue 8 asks the woman if a man should be punished for going to another woman without loving her or achieving his desire, how did she respond?
3. Provide one example why the author advised Walter not to look for love.
4. According to the dialogues, how best might a man of a lower social ranking win the favor of a woman of nobility?
5. 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.
6. Identify and describe the word from which "love" was derived.
7. Why did the author state that women who give into carnal passion easily are difficult to love?
8. In the Preface, explain the request that the author's friend made of him that led him to write the book.
9. Though the noblewoman would have argued that love might endanger her, what would the nobleman have identified as the true dangers of love.
10. What did the woman in Dialogue 8 suspect was the motive for the clergyman nobleman's interest in her, and how did he respond to her accusation?
Essay Topic 1
Explain the author's feelings about peasants and their inclinations to love. Under what circumstances did the author suggest that peasants can experience love? What did the author mean when he suggested that someone who falls in love with a peasant should praise her and then, in a convenient location, "embrace [her] by force?"
Essay Topic 2
List and describe the five ways in which love can be acquired. Explain which three were identified as the only ways to truly achieve love and why two of them cannot produce love worthily.
Essay Topic 3
Thinking of the ways in which the author described the nature of women in general, explain how the author felt about women overall. What are at least three examples of women's nature and desires that the author provided to support his feelings about women?
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