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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Shame debate with?
(a) Cupid.
(b) Jealousy.
(c) The narrator.
(d) Venus.

2. Who is Shame's father?
(a) Courtesy.
(b) Cupid.
(c) Mirth.
(d) Trespass.

3. What is the principle literary device in The Romance of the Rose?
(a) Allegory.
(b) Metaphor.
(c) Metonymy.
(d) Alliteration.

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

5. In the allegory where the rose represents the woman, who will she not defy?
(a) Her family.
(b) Her reason.
(c) Her faith.
(d) Her lover.

6. Who or what does Daungter protect?
(a) Wikked-Tunge.
(b) The rose.
(c) Venus.
(d) The castle.

7. What does Venus represent?
(a) Sexuality.
(b) Love.
(c) Femininity.
(d) Masculinity.

8. What does Bialacoil's welcoming nature personify?
(a) The lady's fortune.
(b) The lady's shallowness.
(c) The lady's embarrassment and shame.
(d) The lady's friendliness.

9. In this allegory, how is it assumed that a woman will respond to a man?
(a) Wickedly.
(b) Coldly.
(c) Eagerly.
(d) Gingerly.

10. What emotion does the narrator feel most when Bialacoil is locked away?
(a) Relief.
(b) Sorrow.
(c) Anger.
(d) Shame.

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

12. Who are Venus's children?
(a) Shame and Chastity.
(b) Cupid and Chastity.
(c) Chastity, Charity, and Courtesy.
(d) Cupid and Shame.

13. Which adjective best describes the guards of the castle?
(a) Vigilant.
(b) Nonexistent.
(c) Angry.
(d) Relaxed.

14. What is Dread afraid of?
(a) The narrator.
(b) Dreaming.
(c) His own shadow.
(d) Love.

15. The people in the court are representative of which of the following?
(a) Characteristics desirable in a lover.
(b) Characteristics desirable in oneself.
(c) Characteristics one may perceive everybody else to have.
(d) Characteristics undesirable in a lover.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Jealousy want to lock away?

2. The new style that takes over The Romance of the Rose focuses on what kind of traits?

3. Cupid tells the narrator that a lover must shun which trait?

4. What do the things painted on the wall represent?

5. What is most distinct about the change in style of the novel?

(see the answer keys)

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