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

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

3. What does Ovid recommend NOT doing at night?
(a) Setting up a meeting with a married woman.
(b) Meeting a girl for the first time.
(c) None of the above.
(d) Judging beauty.

4. What does Ovid say about glum girls?
(a) They are approachable.
(b) They are a bore.
(c) They are mysterious.
(d) They appear easy targets.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What advice is given regarding laughing?

2. What advice does Ovid give about handling your lover's shortcomings?

3. What advice does Ovid give particularly to lovers who are poor?

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

5. What trait does Ovid teach as important in the winning of the girl of one's choice?

Short Essay Questions

1. What advice does Ovid give regarding the maids and servants of a lover?

2. Does Ovid ever recommend crying? When?

3. Are Daedalus and his son successful in their flight? What happens?

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

5. Does Ovid recommend picturing the person you are trying to get over with a new love? Why or why not?

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

7. What is Ovid referring to when he says "A fire's blown up by the wind, by the wind extinguished: a gentle breeze fans the flame, a harder gust puts it out?"

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

10. What advice does Ovid have for men regarding their hair, body, and clothes?

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