The Art of Courtly Love Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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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. The word "love" is derived from what word?
(a) Amor.
(b) Steal.
(c) Hook.
(d) Give.

2. How might a man of the middle class convince a woman of nobility that they should enter into a romantic relationship?
(a) He should avoid all talk of social ranking so that she does not discover the truth about him until she is in love.
(b) He should proudly inform her that he represents the best of the middle class and win her respect.
(c) He should tell her about his good qualities and that they make him worthy of a higher ranking.
(d) He should be humble and lay out all of his faults, asking her for mercy.

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

4. Despite her social rank, how might a middle class man perceive a noblewoman to be?
(a) Unsophisticated.
(b) Bad-mannered.
(c) Boring.
(d) Childish.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the meaning of the word from which "love" is derived?

2. 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?

3. When the middle class man decided to suggest a relationship with the middle class woman, how did he proceed?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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