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. What happens to desire if one lover expresses anger toward the other?
(a) It increases.
(b) It decreases.
(c) It stays the same.
(d) It matures.

2. When a middle class man approaches a very wise noblewoman, how must he behave?
(a) He must prove that he is as smart, or smarter, than she.
(b) He should commend her for her brains as well as her beauty.
(c) He must not overly praise her.
(d) He should ignore her intelligence and focus on her beauty.

3. What fear about endangering herself would a noblewoman have shared with a nobleman who was pursuing her romantically?
(a) Becoming careless and silly because of love.
(b) Belittling her nobility.
(c) Tarnishing her reputation.
(d) Giving into the power of the goddess of love.

4. Why did the woman of higher nobility reprove the nobleman who was a member of the clergy?
(a) He should be shamed for pursuing her.
(b) She would never feel worthy of his love.
(c) He should be satisfied with things of God.
(d) She would be a mockery if she entered into a relationship with him.

5. 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 avoid all talk of social ranking so that she does not discover the truth about him until she is in love.
(c) He should be humble and lay out all of his faults, asking her for mercy.
(d) He should tell her about his good qualities and that they make him worthy of a higher ranking.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, to what age group does a woman's ideal man belong?

3. How did the author explain the concept of teaching the theory of love to a social class likened to horses and mules?

4. What class of person did the author liken to horses and mules?

5. Though God did not ban a man of the clergy from courtly love, what did God ban him from?

(see the answer key)

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