The Art of Courtly Love Quiz | Eight 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, Preface, Chapters 1-5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did the author explain the effects of love on the uncouth man?
(a) He cannot love in return.
(b) He will never truly be loved.
(c) He can be seen as handsome by someone who loves him.
(d) He truly becomes handsome when he is loved.

2. According to the author in the Preface, what was his reason for writing the book?
(a) Following orders from superiors.
(b) Showing the world the error of its ways.
(c) Following his own dream to share his knowledge.
(d) Helping a friend in love.

3. How did the author explain the connection between blindness and love?
(a) Blind people fall in love too often because they cannot determine true beauty.
(b) Blind people love better than those with sight because they use all of their senses.
(c) The eyes of the soul see all that needs to be seen.
(d) The blind cannot see anything on which the mind can become obsessed.

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

5. According to the author, upon what do lovers focus their attention?
(a) Having physical contact with those they love.
(b) Catching a glimpse of those they love.
(c) Speaking words of love to those they love.
(d) Bringing about the enjoyment of those they love.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How did the author explain the connection between love and greed?

4. How did the author explain the link between love, perception and social class?

5. According to the author, about what do people in love think continually?

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