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. How might a middle class woman respond to the advances of a nobleman?
(a) She might have asked if a woman of good character and humble birth is better than poor character and high birth.
(b) She might have been flattered but be suspicious of his actions and intentions.
(c) She might have been insulted and informed him that she intended to marry in her own social class and he should do the same.
(d) She might have embarrassed herself by acting too flirty and forward.

2. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, what is the second stage?
(a) Whole person.
(b) Kiss.
(c) Hope.
(d) Embrace.

3. The author cautioned that a man of low social standing approaching a woman of nobility unless the man be of what?
(a) Bravery.
(b) Good character.
(c) Foolishness.
(d) Steel.

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 insist on proof.
(c) She would admire his tenacity.
(d) She would degrade them.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the author suggest that a middle class man always do in a conversation with a middle class woman?

2. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about avarice, or love of wealth?

3. Should a middle class man approach a very wise noblewoman, what is the risk he takes in conducting himself poorly?

4. The word "love" is derived from what word?

5. If a middle class woman asked for the chance to think over the romantic advances of a nobleman, how was the nobleman to respond?

(see the answer key)

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