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 is the meaning of the word from which "love" is derived?
(a) Of great purity.
(b) To capture.
(c) A gift.
(d) To seize.

2. What did the author suggest that a middle class man always do in a conversation with a middle class woman?
(a) Amuse her.
(b) Flatter her.
(c) Amaze her.
(d) Lead her.

3. How might a man of the middle class convince a woman of nobility that they should enter into a romantic relationship?
(a) He should be humble and lay out all of his faults, asking her for mercy.
(b) He should avoid all talk of social ranking so that she does not discover the truth about him until she is in love.
(c) He should proudly inform her that he represents the best of the middle class and win her respect.
(d) He should tell her about his good qualities and that they make him worthy of a higher ranking.

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?
(a) With giggles and sometimes blushing.
(b) With slight annoyance.
(c) With no resistance.
(d) With some resistance.

5. When a man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, why did the woman say she was reluctant to fall in love?
(a) She was a widow.
(b) She is afraid of love.
(c) She was too old.
(d) She was already married.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the author note that women can achieve through marriage, but men cannot?

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

3. If a middle class woman asked for the chance to think over the romantic advances of a nobleman, how was the nobleman to respond?

4. How did the author explain the issue of nature and homosexuality?

5. Why did the woman of higher nobility reprove the nobleman who was a member of the clergy?

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