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. 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?
(a) He should embrace her.
(b) He should thank her.
(c) He should be wary of her.
(d) He should correct her gently.

2. When a middle class man approaches a very wise noblewoman, how must he behave?
(a) He must not overly praise her.
(b) He should ignore her intelligence and focus on her beauty.
(c) He should commend her for her brains as well as her beauty.
(d) He must prove that he is as smart, or smarter, than she.

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

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

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 giggles and sometimes blushing.
(b) With some resistance.
(c) With no resistance.
(d) With slight annoyance.

Short Answer Questions

1. If a nobleman wished to select a middle class woman, what was his best course of action to woo her?

2. In wooing a woman of higher social ranking, how might the middle class man best win her attention?

3. When a nobleman approached a noblewoman and began a conversation appropriately, what was the nobleman to tell the noblewoman it was difficult to restrain himself from doing?

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

5. If a middle class woman was being pursued by a nobleman, what might she say to rebuff his advances?

(see the answer key)

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