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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. What is off-limits for courtly love, according to Cupid?
(a) Crude talk.
(b) Talking about nature.
(c) Holding hands.
(d) Giving presents.

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

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

4. Who wakes up Jealousy?
(a) Bialacoil.
(b) Shame.
(c) Wikked-Tunge.
(d) Venus.

5. What trait is most associated with courtly love?
(a) Anger.
(b) Eagerness.
(c) Hesitance.
(d) Youth.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which adjective best describes the couples in the garden?

2. What kills Echo?

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

4. What does Wikked-Tunge represent?

5. Cupid suggests that people prize which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Daunger represent?

2. Describe Reason.

3. How might the reader's sympathy shift as a result of the way the woman reacts to her suitor?

4. What are De Lorris's three motives for writing The Romance of the Rose?

5. Describe the tone De Lorris uses to describe the narrator's entrance to Mirth's garden.

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

7. What is the significance of the springtime in the story?

8. Describe Wikked-Tunge's appearance.

9. How is Dread a caricature?

10. What does love feel like for the narrator?

(see the answer keys)

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