The Art of Courtly Love Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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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 4-7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When a middle class man approaches a very wise noblewoman, how must he behave?
(a) He should ignore her intelligence and focus on her beauty.
(b) He must prove that he is as smart, or smarter, than she.
(c) He must not overly praise her.
(d) He should commend her for her brains as well as her beauty.

2. How did the author explain the link between love, perception and social class?
(a) Love can make anyone a nobleman.
(b) Love is impossible for nobility to obtain.
(c) Love makes peasants of all who love.
(d) Love makes lovers feel like royalty.

3. According to the author, about what do people in love think continually?
(a) Lustful thoughts.
(b) Each other.
(c) Fearful thoughts of rejection.
(d) Only happy things because love has colored their vision.

4. During a conversation between a nobleman and a noblewoman, what was she to give permission for him to do?
(a) Sit beside her.
(b) Speak to her about love.
(c) Look her in the face.
(d) Touch her hand.

5. 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?
(a) It is a figment of the imagination.
(b) It is innate to humans.
(c) It come directly from God when the moment is right.
(d) It develops only when a connection is there.

Short Answer Questions

1. If a nobleman effectively offered the correct praise to a noblewoman, what might she have permitted him to do daily?

2. The nobleman explained to the noblewoman he pursued that the real danger she should fear lay in what?

3. How would the woman of higher nobility react to the middle class man after he informed her of his good qualities?

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

5. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, what is the first stage?

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