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

2. According to the author, how does love feel about homosexuality?
(a) Love is ashamed to accept it.
(b) Love is replaced by lust in homosexuality.
(c) Love embraces it.
(d) Love withers in homosexuality.

3. What is the meaning of the word from which "love" is derived?
(a) To capture.
(b) To seize.
(c) A gift.
(d) Of great purity.

4. How might a man of the middle class convince a woman of nobility that they should enter into a romantic relationship?
(a) He should proudly inform her that he represents the best of the middle class and win her respect.
(b) He should tell her about his good qualities and that they make him worthy of a higher ranking.
(c) He should avoid all talk of social ranking so that she does not discover the truth about him until she is in love.
(d) He should be humble and lay out all of his faults, asking her for mercy.

5. 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) They experience the greatest anticipation of their lives.
(c) No passion is purer than theirs.
(d) Their feelings change from lust to a sacred love.

Short Answer Questions

1. When a woman of high nobility accepted the romantic advances of a lower class man, she runs the risk of the public thinking that she did so only for what reason?

2. 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?

3. If a middle class woman asked for the chance to think over the romantic advances of a nobleman, how was the nobleman to respond?

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

5. How did the author explain the connection between blindness and love?

(see the answer key)

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