The Art of Courtly Love Quiz | Four 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, Dialogues 1-3.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. According to the author, about what do people in love think continually?
(a) Fearful thoughts of rejection.
(b) Each other.
(c) Lustful thoughts.
(d) Only happy things because love has colored their vision.

4. In what stage of the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love should a woman try to find a lover?
(a) The third stage.
(b) The first stage.
(c) The second stage.
(d) The fourth stage.

5. 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?
(a) Emphasize that he was willing to hope beyond reason.
(b) Tell her that lack of hope does not kill love.
(c) Ask her what he might change about himself to win her over.
(d) Take it as his cue to end the pursuit.

Short Answer Questions

1. The word "love" is derived from what word?

2. When the middle class man decided to suggest a relationship with the middle class woman, how did he proceed?

3. Before love becomes balanced on both sides, what did the author say happens to two people in love?

4. Who was Walter?

5. Recalling the thing the author suggested a middle class man always do in a conversation with a middle class woman, when did he suggest that it be done in the course of a conversation?

(see the answer key)

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