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 four-stage theory of the appropriate development of love.
Part 1: Provide an example of each stage in a real-life romantic scenario.
Part 2: In which stage of development did the author advise women to find a lover? Which age group did he suggest? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Throughout the various dialogues, the author teaches members of varying social classes the proper ways to interact on a romantic basis. Review the dialogues from Chapter 6 in which the middle class man approaches both a woman of the middle class and a noblewoman. Compare and contrast the two approach and conversation techniques and the women's responses to the man's advances.
Essay Topic 3
The author discusses at length the issue of physical beauty versus inner beauty. Discuss the kind of love and its lasting ability that results from seeking love based on physical beauty, and the same for inner beauty. What sorts of attributes create inner beauty? Which type of love is better? Why?
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