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. When a higher nobleman spoke to a middle class woman, how was he advised to begin the conversation?
(a) By complimenting her intelligence.
(b) With flattery.
(c) By telling her immediately that he is interested in her.
(d) By giving her a gift.

2. If a middle class woman were to resist a middle class man because he is younger than she, how must the man respond?
(a) He must use his wealth or other attribute to win her over.
(b) He must accept her rebuke and appraoch her again when he is older.
(c) He must remind her that beauty fades but it is good character than matters.
(d) He must argue that he will live and love long and thus will become worthy of her love some day.

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

4. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about two lovers' levels of desire?
(a) Neither should exceed the other in desire.
(b) The man should always exceed the woman in desire.
(c) The woman should always exceed the man in desire.
(d) Their levels of desire should always be absolutely identical.

5. When the noblewoman expressed her fear about endangering herself, how would the nobleman be expected to respond?
(a) With contempt.
(b) With humble apology.
(c) With mock annoyance.
(d) With concern.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, how does love feel about homosexuality?

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

3. After the middle class woman's initial reaction in the conversation, how did the author instruct the middle class man to respond?

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

5. Recalling the thing the author suggested a middle class man always do in a conversation with a middle class woman, when did he suggest that it be done in the course of a conversation?

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