The Letters of Abelard and Heloise Test | Final Test - Easy

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The Letters of Abelard and Heloise Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Letter 7 describe to Heloise?
(a) Reasons why women should receive lighter burdens.
(b) Examples of women who bore more than men could bear.
(c) Examples of women favored by the church.
(d) Reasons why women should not receive lighter burdens.

2. What request of Heloise's does Abelard fail to fulfill in Letter 7?
(a) Her request for a reason to keep suffering.
(b) Her request for an end to his sufferings.
(c) Her request for a rule.
(d) Her request for a history of his experience.

3. For what did Heloise ask Peter the Venerable in her response?
(a) A sealed document containing Abelard's absolution.
(b) A certificate of Abelard's death.
(c) A record of Abelard's last days.
(d) A letter to the pope on Abelard's behalf.

4. What news about Abelard does the sender of Letter 9 relate?
(a) That he is accused of heresy.
(b) That he is becoming a popular leader.
(c) That he has proposed an order for nuns.
(d) That he is instituting progressive reforms.

5. What does Abelard say nuns should study?
(a) History.
(b) Government.
(c) Religion.
(d) Scripture.

6. Whom does Abelard say Jesus honored?
(a) Prostitutes.
(b) Serving women.
(c) Widows.
(d) Virgins.

7. Why did the sender of Letter 9 think that the action Abelard took was appropriate?
(a) It fit his age and calling.
(b) It showed deference.
(c) It repaired the split with the letter's recipient.
(d) It demonstrated contrition.

8. Which role is not mentioned by Abelard when he describes the roles necessary to run a convent?
(a) A shepherd.
(b) A wardrobe.
(c) A cellaress.
(d) A portress.

9. What promise does Peter the Venerable make to Heloise in the last letter?
(a) He will personally convey Abelard's remains to Heloise's convent.
(b) He will make a contribution to the church in Abelard's name.
(c) He will find a good position for Astralabe.
(d) He will celebrate Heloise in print and song.

10. What should Abelard do in order to emulate the standard she sets for him?
(a) Listen to the details of her feelings.
(b) Ask her to recount her sufferings.
(c) Hold her to a standard above herself.
(d) Be sensitive to her weakness.

11. To what does Abelard respond at first in Letter 7?
(a) Heloise's request for leniency.
(b) Heloise's request for patience.
(c) Heloise's initial quotes about nuns' practices.
(d) Heloise's demand for information.

12. What does Peter the Venerable say is his estimation of Abelard?
(a) A skilled manager.
(b) Truly a great man.
(c) A brilliant religious thinker.
(d) An effective bureaucrat.

13. What should nuns primarily think about, according to Abelard?
(a) God's relationship to man.
(b) The inner life.
(c) The nature of God.
(d) The history of God and the church.

14. What qualities must distinguish an Abbess, in Abelard's opinion?
(a) Lifelong chastity.
(b) Learning and teaching.
(c) Management experience.
(d) Broad life experience.

15. How does Heloise say that the thing that pleases God is manifested?
(a) In each according to his weakness.
(b) The same in everyone.
(c) Differently in different people.
(d) In each according to his talents.

Short Answer Questions

1. What else did Abelard do right before he died?

2. What is the tone of the last part of Letter 9?

3. How would you describe Abelard's method of arranging Letter 7?

4. Where did Abelard go after the exchange he had with the sender of Letter 9?

5. How does Abelard describe wisdom in his Rule?

(see the answer keys)

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