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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the narrator go to seek love immediately after visiting the well?

2. Where is the narrator chased to?

3. Who snarls at and then chases the narrator in the rose garden?

4. One of the messages in The Romance of the Rose is that hope can do what to a lover?

5. The narrator follows the river to which location?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Good Hope?

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

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

4. What does Daunger represent?

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

6. Describe one of the characters at court in the garden.

7. Describe Reason.

8. What does Bialacoil represent in the allegory?

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

10. Describe the change that occurs in the writing style in the middle of the book.

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