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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Abelard do right before he died?
2. Where does Heloise find justification for what she asks Abelard in Letter 6?
3. Who received Letter 9?
4. How does Heloise say that the thing that pleases God is manifested?
5. Who were monks and nuns imitating, according to Abelard?
Essay Topic 1
Evaluate the opposition Abelard and Heloise faced throughout their marriage. How would you characterize their enemies? What were they bent on, and why did they oppose Abelard and Heloise? Why did they take the tactics they took, in opposing them? What made harsher or more lenient tactics less preferable?
Essay Topic 2
How would Abelard and Heloise answer Nietzsche's claim that Christian morality is slave morality that celebrates the weakness of the followers as against the master morality that celebrates the strength of the masters?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the benefits of the Rules Abelard prescribes for Heloise and her nuns. What are the direct and indirect benefits of the Rules? Who benefits by them? How are the benefits reckoned, and are there other ways to look at the virtues of the Rules?
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