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. If a middle class woman were to resist a middle class man because he is younger than she, how must the man respond?
(a) He must use his wealth or other attribute to win her over.
(b) He must accept her rebuke and appraoch her again when he is older.
(c) He must remind her that beauty fades but it is good character than matters.
(d) He must argue that he will live and love long and thus will become worthy of her love some day.

2. How did the author explain the connection between love and greed?
(a) Love eliminates greed.
(b) Love cannot be degraded by greed.
(c) Love is destroyed by greed.
(d) Love is essentially a form of greed.

3. Because a man will see his ideal woman, lust after her and make plans to woo her, how did the author explain love's origins?
(a) It is a figment of the imagination.
(b) It is innate to humans.
(c) It come directly from God when the moment is right.
(d) It develops only when a connection is there.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, upon what do lovers focus their attention?

2. After the middle class woman's initial reaction in the conversation, how did the author instruct the middle class man to respond?

3. Of the author's five ways in which love can be acquired, which three produce the most worthy forms of love?

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

5. How did the author explain the effects of love on the uncouth man?

(see the answer key)

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