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 the middle class man approached the woman of higher nobility and she told him finally that he had no reason to hope, how was he to respond?
(a) Take it as his cue to end the pursuit.
(b) Emphasize that he was willing to hope beyond reason.
(c) Tell her that lack of hope does not kill love.
(d) Ask her what he might change about himself to win her over.

2. Should a middle class man approach a very wise noblewoman, what is the risk he takes in conducting himself poorly?
(a) Boring her.
(b) Appearing foolish.
(c) Embarrassing himself.
(d) Being offensive.

3. Despite her social rank, how might a middle class man perceive a noblewoman to be?
(a) Bad-mannered.
(b) Childish.
(c) Unsophisticated.
(d) Boring.

4. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, what is the first stage?
(a) Whole person.
(b) Embrace.
(c) Kiss.
(d) Hope.

5. If a middle class woman was being pursued by a nobleman, what might she say to rebuff his advances?
(a) That she was not worthy of his attention.
(b) That she should wait for a middle class man of good character.
(c) That he should find a suitable woman from his own class.
(d) That she suspected he was not good enough, even for her.

Short Answer Questions

1. When a middle class man approaches a very wise noblewoman, how must he behave?

2. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, what is the third stage?

3. When a nobleman sat next to a middle class woman without permission, what message does he send?

4. Before love becomes balanced on both sides, what did the author say happens to two people in love?

5. The author cautioned that a man of low social standing approaching a woman of nobility unless the man be of what?

(see the answer key)

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