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 does love do to the appetite for food and drink?
(a) Increases a desire for alcohol but not food.
(b) Increases a desire for food but not alcohol.
(c) Lessens it overall.
(d) Increases it overall.

2. How did the author describe the effects of age on love?
(a) Only the youthful can truly enjoy love.
(b) Some are too old and some are too young for love.
(c) Love knows no age.
(d) Only the mature can truly enjoy love.

3. When a man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what argument did they have about love?
(a) About its prudence.
(b) About its deception.
(c) About its ability to heal.
(d) About its ability to frighten.

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

5. How did the noblewoman imagine the two women might feel about being loved at the same time by a man?
(a) They might feel betrayed.
(b) They might excuse it.
(c) They might be jealous and hurt.
(d) They might be infuriated.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The word "love" is derived from what word?

3. How did the author explain the issue of nature and homosexuality?

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

5. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about avarice, or love of wealth?

(see the answer key)

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