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

2. Of the author's five ways in which love can be acquired, which three produce the most worthy forms of love?
(a) Ready speech, riches and good character.
(b) Beauty, kindness and generosity toward expressed needs.
(c) Beauty, good character and ready speech.
(d) Riches, beauty and good character.

3. When the middle class man decided to suggest a relationship with the middle class woman, how did he proceed?
(a) By pointing out how much more noble she is than he.
(b) By begging for her attention and the chance to know her better.
(c) By asking her if she found him agreeable.
(d) By informing her that she would be wise to engage in a relationship with him.

4. The nobleman explained to the noblewoman he pursued that the real danger she should fear lay in what?
(a) Not following her heart.
(b) Missing the chance to know true love with him.
(c) Tarnishing her reputation.
(d) Being trapped in love with another.

5. When the middle class man successfully performed what the author suggested he should do in every conversation with a middle class woman, how did the woman respond?
(a) With some resistance.
(b) With slight annoyance.
(c) With no resistance.
(d) With giggles and sometimes blushing.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the author describe the effects of age on love?

2. When the noblewoman expressed her fear about endangering herself, how would the nobleman be expected to respond?

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

4. During a conversation between a nobleman and a noblewoman, what was she to give permission for him to do?

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

(see the answer key)

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