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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Letter 2, Heloise to Abelard.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did Abelard study?
(a) Berlin.
(b) Paris.
(c) Zurich.
(d) Nantes.

2. What enables Abelard to return to Paris?
(a) William of Champeaux invited him back.
(b) Anselm of Canterbury offered him his chair in the university.
(c) William of Champeaux offered him his chair at the university.
(d) William of Champeaux's reputation was in decline.

3. What did William of Champeaux do at the beginning of Abelard's career?
(a) Loan him start-up money.
(b) Encourage him.
(c) Furnish him with letters of recommendation.
(d) Try to stop him.

4. What did Abelard feel about his castration?
(a) It destroyed him.
(b) It was Fulbert's right.
(c) It was an outrage against his humanity.
(d) It was a reprisal for the evil he'd done.

5. What does Heloise demand from Abelard?
(a) Rescue.
(b) Money.
(c) An apology.
(d) A letter.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Heloise say she has sought out for Abelard?

2. In what way does Heloise pretend in her first letter to Abelard?

3. What was Abelard and Heloise's son named?

4. What does Heloise doubt about Abelard?

5. What are Heloise's feelings at losing Abelard?

(see the answer key)

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