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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. The author cautioned that a man of low social standing approaching a woman of nobility unless the man be of what?
(a) Bravery.
(b) Steel.
(c) Good character.
(d) Foolishness.

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

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

6. When the middle class man decided to suggest a relationship with the middle class woman, how did he proceed?
(a) By asking her if she found him agreeable.
(b) By begging for her attention and the chance to know her better.
(c) By informing her that she would be wise to engage in a relationship with him.
(d) By pointing out how much more noble she is than he.

7. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about two lovers' levels of desire?
(a) The woman should always exceed the man in desire.
(b) The man should always exceed the woman in desire.
(c) Their levels of desire should always be absolutely identical.
(d) Neither should exceed the other in desire.

8. How did the author explain the connection between love and greed?
(a) Love is essentially a form of greed.
(b) Love cannot be degraded by greed.
(c) Love eliminates greed.
(d) Love is destroyed by greed.

9. How did the author explain the connection between blindness and love?
(a) Blind people love better than those with sight because they use all of their senses.
(b) The blind cannot see anything on which the mind can become obsessed.
(c) Blind people fall in love too often because they cannot determine true beauty.
(d) The eyes of the soul see all that needs to be seen.

10. According to the author, what is the only way that a lover can accept something of value from the beloved?
(a) If the giver is in love, as well.
(b) If it is given freely.
(c) Only if it caused the giver great joy.
(d) If it was painful for the giver to give.

11. How did the author explain the effects of excess passion on love?
(a) Excess passion causes men to only feel lust and never feel love.
(b) Excess passion causes men to fall in love too easily.
(c) Some men are so enslaved to desire that love cannot bind them.
(d) Some men are too passionate to ever truly be loved.

12. In wooing a woman of higher social ranking, how might the middle class man best win her attention?
(a) He should tell her that love transcends social class.
(b) He should avoid the issue of social class and focus only on flattering her with praise.
(c) He should acknowledge that he is undeserving of her and beg for her favor.
(d) He should pretend to be of a higher class until she gets to know him.

13. In what stage of the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love should a woman try to find a lover?
(a) The third stage.
(b) The second stage.
(c) The fourth stage.
(d) The first stage.

14. According to the author, how does love feel about homosexuality?
(a) Love withers in homosexuality.
(b) Love embraces it.
(c) Love is ashamed to accept it.
(d) Love is replaced by lust in homosexuality.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Walter?

2. Which way of acquiring love does so with little effort?

3. Of the five ways to acquire love, which is the only one worthy of love?

4. What did the author note that women can achieve through marriage, but men cannot?

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

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