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 did the author explain the effects of love on the uncouth man?
(a) He cannot love in return.
(b) He can be seen as handsome by someone who loves him.
(c) He will never truly be loved.
(d) He truly becomes handsome when he is loved.

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) Riches, beauty and good character.
(c) Beauty, kindness and generosity toward expressed needs.
(d) Beauty, good character and ready speech.

3. What might a middle class woman have said to a nobleman about his social ranking if he had pursued her romantically?
(a) That he might slightly improve his social ranking.
(b) That he might belittle his nobility.
(c) That he would lose social ranking entirely.
(d) That he would greatly improve his social standing.

4. When the higher nobleman spoke to the woman of simple nobility, what was he advised to avoid doing in conversation with her?
(a) Boasting about his nobility.
(b) Praising her too much.
(c) Insulting her intelligence.
(d) Belittling her nobility.

5. According to the author, what is the only way that a lover can accept something of value from the beloved?
(a) Only if it caused the giver great joy.
(b) If it was painful for the giver to give.
(c) If it is given freely.
(d) If the giver is in love, as well.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Of the five ways to acquire love, what should wise lovers look for to attain a lasting love?

3. In the dialogue between the nobleman and the noblewoman, how was the nobleman advised to respond when the noblewoman admitted that enjoying love was great and rejecting it was harmful, and though she was afraid of love's burdens, she had an interest in it?

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

5. Of the five ways to acquire love, which is the only one worthy of love?

(see the answer key)

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