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. What did the author warn Walter not to be fooled by when looking for love?
(a) Beauty or excellent talk.
(b) Age, either too young or too old.
(c) Someone with excess passion.
(d) Riches and promiscuity.

2. Which way of acquiring love does so with little effort?
(a) Ready speech.
(b) Good character.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Riches.

3. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about how to deal with a current love affair?
(a) Meddling in a current affair should only be done once in a man's life.
(b) Never break one up knowingly.
(c) Break one up by acting quickly to lessen the sting.
(d) Break one up only by speaking with kindness to both parties.

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

5. 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 makes homosexuality impossible.
(d) Nature forbids homosexuality.

Short Answer Questions

1. When a higher nobleman spoke to a middle class woman, how was he advised to begin the conversation?

2. Of what other danger did the nobleman warn the noblewoman?

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

4. Despite her social rank, how might a middle class man perceive a noblewoman to be?

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?

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