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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. The narrator regrets which character's presence the most?
2. Which activity does Reason condemn?
3. Which of the following is true of Fals-Semblance?
4. According to Reason, what causes the popularity of a rich person to be lost?
5. Who are Fals-Semblance's parents?
Short Essay Questions
1. What criticisms of the church does The Romance of the Rose offer?
2. What does Cupid's laughter represent in his discussion with Fals-Semblance?
3. Is the overall tone of The Romance of the Rose optimistic or cynical?
4. How does Cupid respond to Fals-Semblance?
5. According to reason, what is Age?
6. What is the consequence of having multiple authors for The Romance of the Rose?
7. How do Fals-Semblance and Abstinence work together?
8. Describe Fals-Semblance.
9. How does Cupid's discussion of prostitution and courtly love appear cynical?
10. What advice does Vekke give to Bialacoil?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze the arguments that Reason makes in his conversations about courtly love and gift giving. Are Reason's arguments logical? Are the convincing? Are they valid? Are they outdated?
Essay Topic 2
Is The Romance of the Rose a misogynistic piece of literature? What characters are misogynistic? How does this reflect on larger themes within the novel?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the criticisms of the church that De Lorris makes in The Romance of the Rose. What specifically does Fals-Semblance criticize, and how? Why did De Lorris choose to convey these criticisms in an unrelated novel about courtly love?
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