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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Despite her social rank, how might a middle class man perceive a noblewoman to be?
(a) Childish.
(b) Boring.
(c) Unsophisticated.
(d) Bad-mannered.

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

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

5. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about private versus public relationships?
(a) Love affairs should be kept private.
(b) Private love affairs are considered adultery.
(c) Public love affairs are doomed for failure.
(d) Love affairs should be made public.

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

7. 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 slight annoyance.
(b) With some resistance.
(c) With giggles and sometimes blushing.
(d) With no resistance.

8. According to the author, upon what do lovers focus their attention?
(a) Speaking words of love to those they love.
(b) Bringing about the enjoyment of those they love.
(c) Catching a glimpse of those they love.
(d) Having physical contact with those they love.

9. 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 agree to wait.
(b) He was to convince her to follow her heart, not her mind.
(c) He was to give her a time limit or appear foolish.
(d) He was to insist that she decide immediately.

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

11. Recalling the thing the author suggested a middle class man always do in a conversation with a middle class woman, when did he suggest that it be done in the course of a conversation?
(a) At the end of the conversation.
(b) Before the conversation really begins.
(c) In the middle of the conversation.
(d) Early in the conversation.

12. During a conversation between a nobleman and a noblewoman, what was she to give permission for him to do?
(a) Look her in the face.
(b) Sit beside her.
(c) Touch her hand.
(d) Speak to her about love.

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

14. 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?
(a) It is a figment of the imagination.
(b) It is innate to humans.
(c) It develops only when a connection is there.
(d) It come directly from God when the moment is right.

15. The nobleman explained to the noblewoman he pursued that the real danger she should fear lay in what?
(a) Tarnishing her reputation.
(b) Missing the chance to know true love with him.
(c) Not following her heart.
(d) Being trapped in love with another.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the author explain the link between love, perception and social class?

2. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, what is the second stage?

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

4. 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?

5. When the higher nobleman spoke to the woman of simple nobility, what was he advised to avoid doing in conversation with her?

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