The Romance of the Rose Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Cupid vow to do?

2. Which activity does Reason condemn?

3. Reason describes which of the following as immoral?

4. Who sets the castle on fire?

5. Which character is representative of pleasant thoughts?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the narrator listen to Reason's arguments?

2. Why is it important to consider historical context when the reader reads about Reason's arguments?

3. How does Cupid's discussion of prostitution and courtly love appear cynical?

4. What happens to the narrator when Fals-Semblance takes over the plan, and why?

5. What message does Fals-Semblance send to the reader?

6. How does Cupid respond to Fals-Semblance?

7. What does Reason describe as the benefits of friendship?

8. How does Reason relate love to the feudal system?

9. What does Reason say about rich people?

10. According to reason, what is Age?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What qualities and characteristics does Cupid apply to good lovers and suitors? Does the narrator agree with Cupid? In what ways are Cupid's ideas of good lovers and suitors conflicted?

Essay Topic 2

Describe in detail one of the characters in Sir Mirth's court. How does the physical appearance of this character influence the way the reader views this character? How does the physical appearance of this character relate to his or her personality or behavior? Why is this significant?

Essay Topic 3

How does the narrator fall in love? How is the feeling of falling in love described? Why is it described this way?

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