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

2. Who inspires Ovid to write this long poem for women?
(a) Athena.
(b) Venus.
(c) Corinna.
(d) His own feelings of love.

3. What does Ovid often happens with feigned passion?
(a) It turns into the real thing.
(b) You see the other's faults more clearly.
(c) It allows you more control.
(d) It makes both parties bitter.

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

5. Which of the following best summarizes a lot of Ovid's advice in The Art of Love book 3?
(a) Men are simple and easily controlled.
(b) Make use of youth.
(c) Love is a game to be played.
(d) Know yourself and make the most of how you are.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is a statement that Ovid makes?

2. How does Ovid feel about love charms and aphrodisiacs?

3. What does Ovid say about the man who protests to the world, "I am not in love?"

4. Why did Daedalus make wings for himself and his son?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Does Ovid recommend seclusion as a cure for love? What does he say on the subject?

2. What does Ovid recommend doing with old letters from an affair you are trying to forget? What else does he say on the subject?

3. According to Ovid in The Art of Love book 2, what difference is there between being a wealthy lover and a poor one?

4. What does Ovid say about beauty in The Art of Love book 2? What advice does he give to prepare for this?

5. What element does Ovid say is most important when playing games? Why?

6. Summarize the story of Procris and Cephalus. What point does Ovid make?

7. What does Ovid say about time apart in a relationship?

8. What activity does Ovid say is guaranteed to "let Cupid in" when he is not wanted? What does he recommend as an alternative?

9. What is Ovid's advice regarding how much to drink at parties?

10. Does Ovid ever recommend crying? When?

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