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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which character resolves to be in good hope?
(a) Bialacoil.
(b) The narrator.
(c) Hope.
(d) Shame.

2. Who invites the narrator to dance first?
(a) Bialacoil.
(b) Mirth.
(c) Courtesy.
(d) Wikked-Tunge.

3. Cupid tells the narrator that a lover must shun which trait?
(a) Lust.
(b) Villainy.
(c) Recreaundyse.
(d) Courtesy.

4. What is ribaldry a reference to?
(a) Dancing.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Dirty jokes.
(d) Lust.

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

6. The narrator is told that he must wait for which of the following before picking the rose?
(a) Wait for it to wither and die.
(b) Wait for it to fall off on its own.
(c) Wait for it to be unguarded.
(d) Wait for it to open completely.

7. What does the narrator sit down below after seeing the couples in the garden?
(a) Pine tree.
(b) Willow tree.
(c) Elm tree.
(d) Awning.

8. What reason is suggested for becoming a good knight?
(a) To be happy.
(b) To win praise.
(c) To protect others.
(d) To earn money.

9. 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.

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

11. Who begins to build a castle?
(a) Shame.
(b) The narrator.
(c) Bialacoil.
(d) Jealousy.

12. Who does Wikked-Tunge especially villify?
(a) Parents.
(b) Widows.
(c) Lovers.
(d) Women.

13. Which adjective best describes the couples in the garden?
(a) Desperate.
(b) Happy.
(c) Angry.
(d) Sad.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Dread afraid of?

3. Who does Shame dress up like?

4. Who touches Bialacoil with a torch?

5. What is Bialacoil's title?

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