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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who prevents Bialacoil from granting the narrator's request for a kiss?
(a) Cupid.
(b) Mirth.
(c) Chastity.
(d) Venus.

2. Who appears to be the reverse of villainy?
(a) Bialacoil.
(b) Frankness.
(c) Mirth.
(d) Courtesy.

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

4. In the allegory, what does the woman shut the man out of?
(a) Fear of commitment.
(b) Fear of heartbreak.
(c) Fear of love.
(d) Fear of punishment.

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

6. What is Daunger most associated with?
(a) Financial success.
(b) Beauty.
(c) Social status.
(d) Abstinence.

7. What is distinct about Wikked-Tungue's appearance?
(a) His tongue is square.
(b) His head is a triangle.
(c) His ears are nonexistent.
(d) His eyes are squares.

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

9. What do the things painted on the wall represent?
(a) People who have visited in the past.
(b) Heroes.
(c) People who live inside.
(d) Vices not allowed inside.

10. Who does Shame protect the roses from?
(a) Cupid.
(b) Wikked-Tunge.
(c) Venus.
(d) Daunger.

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

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

13. Who do Dread and Shame wake up?
(a) The rose.
(b) The narrator.
(c) Jealousy.
(d) Daunger.

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

15. How old is the narrator at the time he is discussing the dream?
(a) 35.
(b) 20.
(c) 30.
(d) 25.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who or what does Daungter protect?

2. Who forbids all the visitors from the rose garden?

3. The description of which character is not an abstract personification?

4. What is the principle literary device in The Romance of the Rose?

5. Who does the narrator discover has died at the well he sits near?

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