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

2. What kind of gifts does Ovid say you should give to keep your lover?
(a) The costlier gifts the better.
(b) No gifts should be given.
(c) Whatever she asks for.
(d) Small gifts that are chosen with skill and discretion.

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

4. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose concerns does Ovid address first thing in The Cures for Love?

2. What does Ovid recommend doing with things you intend to do for your lover regardless?

3. Which of the following does Ovid recommend women to do?

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

5. What does Ovid say is the secret to finesse at lovemaking?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Ovid recommend to women do regarding any personal flaws they might have?

2. What sort of language does Ovid recommend using when writing to a girl?

3. What advice does Ovid give regarding makeup? What does he say about how much to wear and when to apply it?

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

5. What does Ovid say about the way a woman walks and carries herself?

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

7. Why does Ovid like to promise gifts?

8. What places does Ovid recommend for finding women?

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

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

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