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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When the noblewoman expressed her fear about endangering herself, how would the nobleman be expected to respond?
(a) With mock annoyance.
(b) With concern.
(c) With contempt.
(d) With humble apology.

2. 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.

3. 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?
(a) He should correct her gently.
(b) He should embrace her.
(c) He should thank her.
(d) He should be wary of her.

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

5. When a higher nobleman spoke to a middle class woman, how was he advised to begin the conversation?
(a) By telling her immediately that he is interested in her.
(b) With flattery.
(c) By complimenting her intelligence.
(d) By giving her a gift.

6. When a middle class man initiates a conversation with a woman of higher nobility, how was he advised to handle the issue of his own lower social standing?
(a) He should hide the truth from her.
(b) He should acknowledge it.
(c) He should never discuss social ranking with her at all.
(d) He should ignore it.

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

8. What is the meaning of the word from which "love" is derived?
(a) To capture.
(b) Of great purity.
(c) To seize.
(d) A gift.

9. After the middle class woman's initial reaction in the conversation, how did the author instruct the middle class man to respond?
(a) With a bit more kind-hearted teasing.
(b) With insistant words of praise.
(c) With more gentle leading.
(d) With another joke or funny story.

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

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

12. Of what other danger did the nobleman warn the noblewoman?
(a) Never loving at all.
(b) Choosing the wrong man.
(c) Losing her nobility.
(d) Never having children.

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

14. What did the author describe as the result of focusing on the beauty of another?
(a) Harmony.
(b) Innate suffering.
(c) Pure passion.
(d) Lustful thoughts.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, what is the only way that a lover can accept something of value from the beloved?

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

3. How might a middle class woman respond to the advances of a nobleman?

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

5. If a middle class woman were to resist a middle class man because he is younger than she, how must the man respond?

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