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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many arrows does cupid shoot at the narrator?
(a) 1.
(b) 3.
(c) 7.
(d) 5.

2. What role does Hope take?
(a) Comforter.
(b) Pressurer.
(c) Antagonizer.
(d) Educator.

3. What is Pope-Hope representative of?
(a) Lust.
(b) Sadness.
(c) Hypocrisy.
(d) Alcoholism.

4. The narrator says that dreams are symbolic of which of the following?
(a) Fantasies.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Desires.
(d) Truth.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who touches Bialacoil with a torch?

2. Who appears to be the reverse of villainy?

3. Who does Lady Mirth say holds the key to the Garden of Mirth?

4. What does Bialacoil's welcoming nature personify?

5. What is Recreaundyse symbolic of?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is allegory used in The Romance of the Rose?

2. What message does the allegory relay about the way a woman reacts to a man's interest?

3. What is Jealousy's allegorical meaning?

4. Describe one of the vices painted on the garden wall.

5. Describe the view of Narcissus that the narrator has.

6. How is the story of Narcissus an example of foreshadowing?

7. What does Bialacoil represent when he is locked away?

8. Who is Bialacoil?

9. How can the rose in The Romance of the Rose be compared to Juliet from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

10. What is allegorical about the rose in the garden?

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