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

2. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, to what age group does a woman's ideal man belong?
(a) Young.
(b) At least twice her age.
(c) Her own age group.
(d) Middle-aged.

3. In the first dialogue, how did the conversation between the middle class man and the middle class woman begin?
(a) The man greeted the woman normally and the woman made conversation naturally.
(b) The man greeted the woman normally, but only because she was with another female.
(c) The woman initiated the greeting but allowed the man to make conversation.
(d) The man waited for permission to approach the woman, greeting her with reverence and made conversation.

4. When the man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what did the man insist was a great good?
(a) Love between a man and a woman.
(b) Love of someone from a lower class.
(c) The respect of peers.
(d) Self-acceptance.

5. If a middle class woman asked for the chance to think over the romantic advances of a nobleman, how was the nobleman to respond?
(a) He was to agree to wait.
(b) He was to give her a time limit or appear foolish.
(c) He was to convince her to follow her heart, not her mind.
(d) He was to insist that she decide immediately.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, what is the only way that a lover can accept something of value from the beloved?

2. If a nobleman wished to select a middle class woman, what was his best course of action to woo her?

3. In wooing a woman of higher social ranking, how might the middle class man best win her attention?

4. When the middle class man successfully performed what the author suggested he should do in every conversation with a middle class woman, how did the woman respond?

5. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, what is the first stage?

(see the answer key)

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