The Art of Courtly Love Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book Two, How Love May Be Retained, Chapters 1-8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What might indicate that love has returned?
(a) The woman finds herself feeling jealous.
(b) The man cannot stop thinking of the woman.
(c) The lovers find that they dream of eachother.
(d) The woman stops avoiding the man and pays attention to her appearance.

2. What was a member of the most noble class bound to renounce?
(a) Status and wealth.
(b) Delights of the earth.
(c) God.
(d) Love.

3. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about how to deal with a current love affair?
(a) Meddling in a current affair should only be done once in a man's life.
(b) Never break one up knowingly.
(c) Break one up only by speaking with kindness to both parties.
(d) Break one up by acting quickly to lessen the sting.

4. When the higher noblewoman made an accusation about the man's interest in love, how did he respond?
(a) Denial.
(b) Anger.
(c) Frustration.
(d) Amusement.

5. How did the author explain the concept of teaching the theory of love to a social class likened to horses and mules?
(a) It would be unnatural to them and they would never grasp the idea.
(b) It would be unnatural to them, but they would find it useful.
(c) It would stir natural desires in them only if they made a conscious effort.
(d) It would stir natural desires because all humans were made to love.

Short Answer Questions

1. In wooing a woman of higher social ranking, how might the middle class man best win her attention?

2. How did the author explain the effects of excess passion on love?

3. For what reason would a nobleman claim that he would be willing to marry below his class?

4. The author encouraged Walter to find a woman who would love him regardless of what?

5. When a middle class man initiates a conversation with a woman of higher nobility, how was he advised to handle the issue of his own lower social standing?

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