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 issue of nature and homosexuality?
(a) Nature makes homosexuality impossible.
(b) Nature forbids homosexuality.
(c) Nature makes homosexuality innate for all, and heterosexuality is a choice.
(d) Nature makes homosexuality innate for some.

2. What did the author describe as the result of focusing on the beauty of another?
(a) Lustful thoughts.
(b) Innate suffering.
(c) Harmony.
(d) Pure passion.

3. How did the author approach the topic of homosexuality?
(a) He believed that love has no boundaries, but religion can interfere with true love.
(b) He believed that love between two men was an abomination, but love between two women was acceptable.
(c) He believed that love between two women was an abomination, but love between two men was acceptable
(d) He believed that love could only exist between a man and a woman.

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

5. 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) The eyes of the soul see all that needs to be seen.
(c) Blind people love better than those with sight because they use all of their senses.
(d) The blind cannot see anything on which the mind can become obsessed.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, how does love feel about homosexuality?

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

3. According to the author, what does love cause a person to seek above all other things?

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

5. Before love becomes balanced on both sides, what did the author say happens to two people in love?

(see the answer key)

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