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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of pain does Reason argue about?
(a) Pain of happiness.
(b) Pain of ignorance.
(c) Pain of love.
(d) Pain of logic.

2. Who does the garden the narrator finds belong to?
(a) Cupid.
(b) Bialacoil.
(c) Vilayn.
(d) Mirth.

3. In the allegory, what are shame and dread representative of?
(a) Aspects of love.
(b) Aspects of personality.
(c) Important parts of a relationship.
(d) Characteristics that make one a good partner.

4. The narrator follows the river to which location?
(a) A cottage.
(b) A castle.
(c) A fountain.
(d) A garden.

5. One of the messages in The Romance of the Rose is that hope can do what to a lover?
(a) Seek.
(b) Beguile.
(c) Lose.
(d) Hurt.

6. Where is the narrator chased to?
(a) Outside the hedges.
(b) Inside the castle.
(c) Inside the well.
(d) Behind a fountain.

7. What are gunnes?
(a) Mirrors.
(b) Spikes.
(c) Walls.
(d) Cannons.

8. In what month does the narrator's dream occur?
(a) December.
(b) May.
(c) March.
(d) September.

9. In what way is Dread portrayed?
(a) Repulsively.
(b) Negatively.
(c) Comically.
(d) Seriously.

10. What is true about the presence of time in The Romance of the Rose?
(a) Time passes very quickly.
(b) There is no need for a reference to time.
(c) There is no sense of passing time.
(d) Time moves very slowly.

11. The narrator now knows what it is like to be in which of the following?
(a) Love's service.
(b) Great pain.
(c) Cupid's hold.
(d) Venus's garden.

12. Who touches Bialacoil with a torch?
(a) Cupid.
(b) Shame.
(c) Venus.
(d) Wikked-Tunge.

13. Which character is most symbolic of punishment?
(a) Shame.
(b) Dread.
(c) Venus.
(d) Reason.

14. Reason stresses the need to control which of the following?
(a) Happiness.
(b) Love.
(c) Lust.
(d) Emotions.

15. Cupid suggests that people prize which of the following?
(a) What they have witnessed.
(b) What they have desired.
(c) What they have become.
(d) What they have suffered for.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who or what does Daungter protect?

2. What emotion does the narrator feel most when Bialacoil is locked away?

3. Who wakes up Jealousy?

4. The narrator imagines the feeling of the kiss he requests as feeling like which of the following?

5. The narrator's longing to enter the garden mirrors which reference?

(see the answer keys)

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