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. If a nobleman wished to select a middle class woman, what was his best course of action to woo her?
(a) Special speech.
(b) Acts of love.
(c) Small gifts.
(d) Loving gazes.

2. How did the author approach the topic of homosexuality?
(a) He believed that love between two men was an abomination, but love between two women was acceptable.
(b) He believed that love has no boundaries, but religion can interfere with true love.
(c) He believed that love between two women was an abomination, but love between two men was acceptable
(d) He believed that love could only exist between a man and a woman.

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

4. During a conversation between a nobleman and a noblewoman, what was she to give permission for him to do?
(a) Speak to her about love.
(b) Sit beside her.
(c) Look her in the face.
(d) Touch her hand.

5. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about how to deal with a current love affair?
(a) Break one up by acting quickly to lessen the sting.
(b) Never break one up knowingly.
(c) Break one up only by speaking with kindness to both parties.
(d) Meddling in a current affair should only be done once in a man's life.

Short Answer Questions

1. When a higher nobleman spoke to a middle class woman, how was he advised to begin the conversation?

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

3. When the noblewoman expressed her fear about endangering herself, how would the nobleman be expected to respond?

4. How might a middle class woman respond to the advances of a nobleman?

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

(see the answer key)

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