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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is it that the author told Walter is hard to love?
2. How did the noblewoman imagine the two women might feel about being loved at the same time by a man?
3. In what way did the author explain that a certain class was akin to horses and mules?
4. If the beloved wanted something unreasonable, what did the author advise to do?
5. When a man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what type of flattery did the man use with the woman?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Throughout the dialogues, the women, regardless of their social ranking, continually rebuff the advances of the men who sought to pursue them romantically. Review the dialogues and the women's responses to the men's advances. What similarities to you observe in their responses? What are the greatest differences?
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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