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. What did the author warn Walter not to be fooled by when looking for love?
(a) Someone with excess passion.
(b) Beauty or excellent talk.
(c) Age, either too young or too old.
(d) Riches and promiscuity.

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

3. How would the woman of higher nobility react to the middle class man after he informed her of his good qualities?
(a) She would degrade them.
(b) She would admire his tenacity.
(c) She would insist on proof.
(d) She would be flattered.

4. Should a middle class man approach a very wise noblewoman, what is the risk he takes in conducting himself poorly?
(a) Being offensive.
(b) Embarrassing himself.
(c) Appearing foolish.
(d) Boring her.

5. After the middle class woman's initial reaction in the conversation, how did the author instruct the middle class man to respond?
(a) With a bit more kind-hearted teasing.
(b) With insistant words of praise.
(c) With more gentle leading.
(d) With another joke or funny story.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Despite her social rank, how might a middle class man perceive a noblewoman to be?

3. How did the author describe the effects of age on love?

4. According to the author, how does love feel about homosexuality?

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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