The Art of Courtly Love Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book Three, The Rejection of Love.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How would a member of the most noble class have known which dialogue in the book to consult for advice on love?
(a) According to the social rank of the woman in which he was interested.
(b) According to the rank of his parents.
(c) According to his own social ranking.
(d) According to the amount of wealth he had.

2. When a man and a woman, both of higher nobility interacted, how did the author advise the man to speak to the woman?
(a) Kindly, and with flattery.
(b) With soft and gentle words.
(c) With agression and dominance.
(d) Strongly and with confidence.

3. Why did the author say that these women who are hard to love cannot love a single man?
(a) Their hearts are too full of greed.
(b) They seek only wealth and status.
(c) They cannot love in a real way.
(d) They love only to satisfy lust.

4. Because a man will see his ideal woman, lust after her and make plans to woo her, how did the author explain love's origins?
(a) It develops only when a connection is there.
(b) It come directly from God when the moment is right.
(c) It is innate to humans.
(d) It is a figment of the imagination.

5. 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) Tell her that lack of hope does not kill love.
(b) Ask her what he might change about himself to win her over.
(c) Take it as his cue to end the pursuit.
(d) Emphasize that he was willing to hope beyond reason.

Short Answer Questions

1. If a greedy woman truly loved her man, what would she be hesitant to do?

2. What advice about making a love known to the public did the author provide to men?

3. How should a lover behave toward the beloved to retain love?

4. What did the author say that men could be deprived of due to love?

5. According to the author, upon what do lovers focus their attention?

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