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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. Of the five ways to acquire love, which is the only one worthy of love?
(a) Beauty.
(b) Good character.
(c) Riches.
(d) Generosity.

3. Which way of acquiring love does so with little effort?
(a) Ready speech.
(b) Riches.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Good character.

4. If a middle class woman asked for the chance to think over the romantic advances of a nobleman, how was the nobleman to respond?
(a) He was to insist that she decide immediately.
(b) He was to agree to wait.
(c) He was to give her a time limit or appear foolish.
(d) He was to convince her to follow her heart, not her mind.

5. When a middle class man suggests a relationship with a middle class woman and she resists him, how is the man to respond?
(a) He must ask her what he must do to win her heart.
(b) He must rebuff her again and again.
(c) He must thank her for her time and end the conversation.
(d) He must take it as a cue to take the upper hand and deal with her firmly.

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

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

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

9. If a middle class woman was being pursued by a nobleman, what might she say to rebuff his advances?
(a) That he should find a suitable woman from his own class.
(b) That she suspected he was not good enough, even for her.
(c) That she should wait for a middle class man of good character.
(d) That she was not worthy of his attention.

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

11. 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) Look her in the face.
(c) Sit beside her.
(d) Touch her hand.

12. When a nobleman approached a noblewoman, how was he to begin a conversation?
(a) With flattery.
(b) With a gift.
(c) With a request for her advice.
(d) With humor.

13. How did the author explain the link between love, perception and social class?
(a) Love makes peasants of all who love.
(b) Love makes lovers feel like royalty.
(c) Love can make anyone a nobleman.
(d) Love is impossible for nobility to obtain.

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

15. When the middle class man successfully performed what the author suggested he should do in every conversation with a middle class woman, how did the woman respond?
(a) With giggles and sometimes blushing.
(b) With some resistance.
(c) With slight annoyance.
(d) With no resistance.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. The nobleman explained to the noblewoman he pursued that the real danger she should fear lay in what?

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

4. In the dialogue between the nobleman and the noblewoman, how was the nobleman advised to respond when the noblewoman admitted that enjoying love was great and rejecting it was harmful, and though she was afraid of love's burdens, she had an interest in it?

5. When a nobleman approached a noblewoman and began a conversation appropriately, what was the nobleman to tell the noblewoman it was difficult to restrain himself from doing?

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