The Art of Courtly Love Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book One, Introduction to the Treatise on Love, Chapter 6, Dialogue 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Though God did not ban a man of the clergy from courtly love, what did God ban him from?
(a) Marrying someone who was not a believer.
(b) Flattery.
(c) Marrying someone too young.
(d) The flesh.

2. What accusation about the clergyman nobleman's interest in love did the higher noblewoman make?
(a) That it was based on passion.
(b) That he would always love God more.
(c) That it was false.
(d) That he could never truly give himself to her.

3. How did the author approach the topic of homosexuality?
(a) He believed that love could only exist between a man and a woman.
(b) He believed that love between two men was an abomination, but love between two women was acceptable.
(c) He believed that love has no boundaries, but religion can interfere with true love.
(d) He believed that love between two women was an abomination, but love between two men was acceptable

4. Which way of acquiring love does so with little effort?
(a) Riches.
(b) Ready speech.
(c) Good character.
(d) Beauty.

5. When the middle class man decided to suggest a relationship with the middle class woman, how did he proceed?
(a) By begging for her attention and the chance to know her better.
(b) By asking her if she found him agreeable.
(c) By pointing out how much more noble she is than he.
(d) By informing her that she would be wise to engage in a relationship with him.

Short Answer Questions

1. When a nobleman sat next to a middle class woman without permission, what message does he send?

2. When the higher nobleman spoke to the woman of simple nobility, what was he advised to avoid doing in conversation with her?

3. What did the author write that all involved in courtly love should avoid?

4. When the middle class man approached the woman of higher nobility and she told him finally that he had no reason to hope, how was he to respond?

5. According to the author, upon what do lovers focus their attention?

(see the answer key)

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