The Book of the City of Ladies Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Section 1, I/1-I/9

1. Who is the author of the book that Christine reads at the beginning of "The Book of the City of Ladies"?
(a) Boccacio.
(b) Sappho.
(c) Plato.
(d) Matheolus.

2. Whose authority does Christine yield to at the beginning of this novel, though she is unable to support the view from her personal experience?
(a) Female authors.
(b) Religious leaders.
(c) Politicans.
(d) Male authors.

3. Why does Christine think herself unfortunate?
(a) For being poor.
(b) She does not think of herself as unfortunate.
(c) For being born a woman.
(d) For losing her job.

4. After the three ladies appear, why does the first lady chide Christine for believing books?
(a) The first lady does not chide Christine for believing books.
(b) Because authority is often proven wrong at a later date.
(c) Because books are often mistranslated.
(d) Because women should not be reading in the first place.

5. Why have the daughters of God been sent to Earth?
(a) To punish the wicked.
(b) To take Christine to heaven.
(c) To restore order and justice.
(d) The three ladies are not the daughters of God.

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