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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Ovid feel about using witchcraft to cure love?
(a) He is definitely against it.
(b) He thinks it is usable as a last resort.
(c) He is all for absolutely anything that might help.
(d) He thinks it is effective if believed in.

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

3. How does Ovid feel about drunkenness?
(a) Nobody loves a drunk, so do not be one.
(b) Drunkeness turns your thoughts into action.
(c) It can harm you but feigning it can be useful.
(d) Drunkeness is courage for the timid.

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

5. Which of the following Adages does Ovid agree with in The Art of Love?
(a) Out of sight, out of mind.
(b) Birds of a feather flock together.
(c) None of the above.
(d) Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

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

7. What does Ovid NOT recommend doing with your hair to appear attractive to women?
(a) None of the above.
(b) Curl it.
(c) Keep it expertly trimmed.
(d) Make sure it's not growing out your nose.

8. When does Ovid say is an appropriate time to make a definitive bold move on a girl?
(a) As soon as possible.
(b) In the confusion of guests leaving a party.
(c) At her house as soon as her husband has left.
(d) At the theater when there is still an act left.

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

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

11. How does Ovid feel about deception to girls?
(a) All of the above.
(b) They are cheats and so deserve to be cheated.
(c) There is no danger from the gods.
(d) They are just falling into traps they have set themselves.

12. What does Ovid say about the characters of women?
(a) They are all the same woman.
(b) There are only a few primary types.
(c) Essentially, they are all the same.
(d) They all differ.

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

14. What is Ovid's number one rule for getting over a love affair?
(a) Divert yourself with new love.
(b) Act happy.
(c) No alcohol.
(d) No leisure.

15. What advice is given regarding laughing?
(a) All of the above.
(b) Keep your teeth concealed behind your lips.
(c) Do not bray or go cross-eyed.
(d) Learn how to do it without opening your mouth too wide.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Ovid employ flattery to keep a lover?

2. What does Ovid say about glum girls?

3. How does Ovid explain the need for a book on the Cures for Love?

4. What does Ovid encourage at parties?

5. What kind of gifts does Ovid say you should give to keep your lover?

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