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

2. How did the author explain the link between love, perception and social class?
(a) Love can make anyone a nobleman.
(b) Love is impossible for nobility to obtain.
(c) Love makes peasants of all who love.
(d) Love makes lovers feel like royalty.

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

4. In wooing a woman of higher social ranking, how might the middle class man best win her attention?
(a) He should tell her that love transcends social class.
(b) He should avoid the issue of social class and focus only on flattering her with praise.
(c) He should acknowledge that he is undeserving of her and beg for her favor.
(d) He should pretend to be of a higher class until she gets to know him.

5. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, what is the fourth stage?
(a) Kiss.
(b) Embrace.
(c) Hope.
(d) Whole person.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which way of acquiring love does so with little effort?

2. How did the author approach the topic of homosexuality?

3. How might a man of the middle class convince a woman of nobility that they should enter into a romantic relationship?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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