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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What trait does Ovid teach as important in the winning of the girl of one's choice?
(a) Flexibility.
(b) Persistance.
(c) Patience.
(d) All of the above.

2. Which of the following best characterizes Ovid's motivation for his manual on how to subdue love?
(a) Pity toward the unlucky in love.
(b) Vengeance against love.
(c) Generosity to mankind.
(d) Subversiveness to morality.

3. What does Ovid recommend for those who are so soft that they cannot leave their lover?
(a) Aim for a glut of passion until you are sick of the sight of her house.
(b) Stay when you think you can leave her.
(c) Give up the struggle. Let her consume your days and nights.
(d) All of the above.

4. Who is Ovid's target audience when writing The Art of Love Book 3?
(a) Young women that are first starting their adult lives.
(b) Beautiful women in order to keep control of their affairs.
(c) Everyone who will listen.
(d) Ordinary women.

5. What does Ovid say will happen if you send your intended mistress a letter in sophisticated and high brow language?
(a) It is likely to repel her.
(b) She will be humbled.
(c) She will be impressed and think you educated.
(d) She will assume you can afford expensive gifts.

6. What does Ovid say women are expert at?
(a) Pretending to be disinterested.
(b) Fleecing their lover for gifts.
(c) Denying the advances of calculating men.
(d) Showing emotion they do not feel.

7. What does Ovid recommend as a powerful tool historically used to get over a love?
(a) Picking fights with your partner every chance you get.
(b) Writing love poetry.
(c) Getting very drunk.
(d) Taking another lover.

8. What does Ovid tell women about youth?
(a) Do not marry during your youth.
(b) It is overrated.
(c) It is the time to learn technique.
(d) It is fleeting and so you should enjoy it.

9. After the theater, where does Ovid recommend looking for a mistress?
(a) At the market.
(b) At family functions.
(c) At political forums.
(d) At the races.

10. Which of the following does Ovid suggest is a bad idea?
(a) Get drunk.
(b) All of the above.
(c) Praise your girl to a friend.
(d) Seduce a maid to get to a girl.

11. What sort of physique does Ovid say that men consumed by love have?
(a) Soft and friendly.
(b) Sickly and tremelous.
(c) Fit and hard.
(d) Thin and haggard.

12. When does Ovid recommend is the optimal time to get out of a bad love affair?
(a) At the very beginning before feelings grow.
(b) None of the above.
(c) After the novelty has worn off.
(d) When you no longer have the upper hand.

13. What does Ovid say is true of love?
(a) Love is an art and requires natural talent.
(b) Lovers get less pleasure than pain. They should steel their hearts for hardship.
(c) Once mastered, love is as natural as breathing.
(d) Love is a game and should not be taken seriously.

14. Which fine art does Ovid recommend attending while trying to cure a love?
(a) Poetry.
(b) None of the above. Stay away from them all.
(c) Theater.
(d) Concerts.

15. Which hairstyle does Ovid favor?
(a) Loose, long, and wild.
(b) Braided like Diana.
(c) He thinks it should vary depending on the woman.
(d) Piled on top.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ovid recommend as an effective way to rekindle the passion of a lover that has cooled?

2. How does Ovid feel about drunkenness?

3. What advice does Ovid give involving your rivals in love?

4. Which of the following best characterizes the content of The Art of Love book 2?

5. According to Ovid, how much should you talk to a girl when you are leaving her?

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