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

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

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, but only because she was with another female.
(b) The woman initiated the greeting but allowed the man to make conversation.
(c) The man greeted the woman normally and the woman made conversation naturally.
(d) The man waited for permission to approach the woman, greeting her with reverence and made conversation.

4. Of the five ways to acquire love, which is the only one worthy of love?
(a) Good character.
(b) Generosity.
(c) Riches.
(d) Beauty.

5. When a woman of high nobility accepted the romantic advances of a lower class man, she runs the risk of the public thinking that she did so only for what reason?
(a) Adventure.
(b) Passion.
(c) Weakness.
(d) Cruelty.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did the author warn Walter not to be fooled by when looking for love?

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

4. What did the author suggest that a middle class man always do in a conversation with a middle class woman?

5. In what stage of the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love should a woman try to find a lover?

(see the answer key)

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