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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Daedalus make wings for himself and his son?
(a) Because he envied the flight of birds.
(b) Because he wanted to be closer to the gods.
(c) Because they had to cross impassable mountains.
(d) Because air was the only escape from Minos.

2. What does Ovid recommend women pay great attention to?
(a) The wealth of her suitor.
(b) The other women surrounding a potential lover.
(c) The passion of a lover.
(d) Determining if a potential lover is sincere or a player.

3. What history of sexuality does Ovid give to the theater?
(a) The rape of slaves on stage for audiences to see.
(b) A group rape of Sabine girls by Roman soldiers.
(c) Erotic performances.
(d) The favorite place of the upper class to find lovers.

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

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

6. Which of the following does Ovid recommend women to do?
(a) Be able to quote poetry.
(b) All of the above.
(c) Be skilled at board games.
(d) Learn to play an instrument.

7. How does Ovid feel about love charms and aphrodisiacs?
(a) Some are beneficial, others useless.
(b) They can be useful when used with caution.
(c) They are an important tool to master.
(d) One should avoid all such nasty tricks.

8. 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) When you no longer have the upper hand.
(d) After the novelty has worn off.

9. What does Ovid recommend to those that cannot distance themselves from the love they wish to get over?
(a) All of the above.
(b) Dwell on the wrongs and disfavors done.
(c) Be overly critical, to yourself, of her flaws.
(d) Encourage her to engage in activities that displease you.

10. Which of the following is advice that Ovid gives?
(a) All of the above.
(b) Keep clear of quarrels and recriminations.
(c) Build an enduring mind.
(d) To be loved you must show yourself lovable.

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

12. What kind of social life does Ovid recommend while trying to cure a love?
(a) Always keep someone around and avoid seclusion.
(b) Go to social affairs to find a new love.
(c) Lock yourself away until you are cured.
(d) Remove yourself from society to not run into your lover by accident.

13. What does Ovid recommend regarding writing letters?
(a) Use a trustworthy maid to carry them.
(b) Disguise your handwriting.
(c) Write elegantly in everyday language.
(d) All of the above.

14. What does Ovid mean when he says, "You get the best vintage from well-cared for grapes?"
(a) By eating healthy and excercising, women will preserve themselves into old age.
(b) Prioritzing a relationship above all else will make it last.
(c) None of the above.
(d) Women should be attentive to their appearance.

15. Which of the following does Ovid recommend to help get over love?
(a) Hunting.
(b) Planting fields.
(c) Traveling abroad.
(d) All of the above.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ovid say will happen if you send your intended mistress a letter in sophisticated and high brow language?

2. Where does Ovid claim to find the most pleasure?

3. What does Ovid say women are expert at?

4. Which of the following does Ovid use to describe the best time to end a love affair?

5. What does Ovid say of "ladies plucking their first gray hairs"?

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