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

2. If a middle class woman were to resist a middle class man because he is younger than she, how must the man respond?
(a) He must use his wealth or other attribute to win her over.
(b) He must accept her rebuke and appraoch her again when he is older.
(c) He must remind her that beauty fades but it is good character than matters.
(d) He must argue that he will live and love long and thus will become worthy of her love some day.

3. In wooing a woman of higher social ranking, how might the middle class man best win her attention?
(a) He should pretend to be of a higher class until she gets to know him.
(b) He should tell her that love transcends social class.
(c) He should acknowledge that he is undeserving of her and beg for her favor.
(d) He should avoid the issue of social class and focus only on flattering her with praise.

4. After the middle class woman's initial reaction in the conversation, how did the author instruct the middle class man to respond?
(a) With more gentle leading.
(b) With another joke or funny story.
(c) With a bit more kind-hearted teasing.
(d) With insistant words of praise.

5. Who was Walter?
(a) A blind man who could not love because he could not see.
(b) A good friend of the author.
(c) The author's real name.
(d) A nobleman who never knew true love.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In what stage of the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love should a woman try to find a lover?

3. How would a noblewoman respond to compliments from a nobleman?

4. According to the author, upon what do lovers focus their attention?

5. According to the author in the Preface, what was his reason for writing the book?

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