The Art of Courtly Love Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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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 would the woman of higher nobility react to the middle class man after he informed her of his good qualities?
(a) She would degrade them.
(b) She would insist on proof.
(c) She would be flattered.
(d) She would admire his tenacity.

2. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about private versus public relationships?
(a) Public love affairs are doomed for failure.
(b) Love affairs should be made public.
(c) Private love affairs are considered adultery.
(d) Love affairs should be kept private.

3. When a middle class man initiates a conversation with a woman of higher nobility, how was he advised to handle the issue of his own lower social standing?
(a) He should hide the truth from her.
(b) He should acknowledge it.
(c) He should never discuss social ranking with her at all.
(d) He should ignore it.

4. Before love becomes balanced on both sides, what did the author say happens to two people in love?
(a) They experience the greatest anticipation of their lives.
(b) Their feelings change from lust to a sacred love.
(c) No suffering is greater than theirs.
(d) No passion is purer than theirs.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about how to deal with a current love affair?

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?

(see the answer key)

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