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

2. How did the author describe the effects of age on love?
(a) Only the youthful can truly enjoy love.
(b) Love knows no age.
(c) Some are too old and some are too young for love.
(d) Only the mature can truly enjoy love.

3. In the first dialogue, how did the conversation between the middle class man and the middle class woman begin?
(a) The woman initiated the greeting but allowed the man to make conversation.
(b) The man greeted the woman normally, but only because she was with another female.
(c) The man greeted the woman normally and the woman made conversation naturally.
(d) The man waited for permission to approach the woman, greeting her with reverence and made conversation.

4. How would the woman of higher nobility react to the middle class man after he informed her of his good qualities?
(a) She would be flattered.
(b) She would degrade them.
(c) She would insist on proof.
(d) She would admire his tenacity.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

5. What did the author warn Walter not to be fooled by when looking for love?

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