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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. What does Rectitude claim is the main problem in educating women?
(a) Men do not want women to be more intelligent than they are.
(b) There is no problem in educating women.
(c) Women do not want to be more intelligent than their husbands.
(d) It is too expensive.

2. Who is worshiped by the Romans as the goddess of wealth and marriage?
(a) Europa.
(b) Juno.
(c) Dido.
(d) Jocasta.

3. When a woman is tortured for information concerning conspirators against Nero who met at her house, what does she do?
(a) Commits suicide.
(b) Kills Nero.
(c) Refuses to betray the conspirators.
(d) Reveals the conspirators.

4. Who prays to the goddess Pessinus to witness her chastity and allow her to tow a ship to harbor with her belt?
(a) Juno.
(b) Claudia.
(c) Busa.
(d) Europa.

5. Who grieves for the remainder of her life after her husband, Socrates, dies?
(a) Paulina.
(b) Sulpicia.
(c) Xanthippe.
(d) Aemilia.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who loves Queen Blanche of France for life despite the impossibility of having his love returned?

2. Who welcomes the citizens to the City of Ladies?

3. What often assists in moral thinking, according to Rectitude?

4. Why does Leander routinely swim across Hellespont?

5. Who bets that he can seduce Bernabo's wife?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Martina reveals her Christianity to the emperor who wants to marry her?

2. Describe Saint Catherine's martyrdom.

3. What does Rectitude say to Christine's claim that the majority of women are not virtuous?

4. What happens when Rectitude finishes her portion of the City of Ladies?

5. What does Rectitude say to the idea that women are avaricious?

6. Describe the story about Bernabo and his wife.

7. What does Christine mention about rape, and how does Rectitude respond?

8. What leads to Ghismonda's suicide?

9. What does Marcius say when his mother, Veturia, begs him to make peace with the Romans?

10. Why is Claudia's reputation compromised, and how does she prove her chastity?

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