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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about how to deal with a current love affair?
(a) Meddling in a current affair should only be done once in a man's life.
(b) Break one up only by speaking with kindness to both parties.
(c) Break one up by acting quickly to lessen the sting.
(d) Never break one up knowingly.

2. How would the woman of higher nobility react to the middle class man after he informed her of his good qualities?
(a) She would insist on proof.
(b) She would admire his tenacity.
(c) She would degrade them.
(d) She would be flattered.

3. For a nobleman whose advances are being rebuffed by a middle class woman, what must he argue to her?
(a) That she may be low born, but she deserves to be treated as upper class.
(b) That she is more beautiful and kind than any woman in his class.
(c) The goodness of his character.
(d) The importance of his social ranking.

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

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 proudly inform her that he represents the best of the middle class and win her respect.
(c) He should be humble and lay out all of his faults, asking her for mercy.
(d) He should tell her about his good qualities and that they make him worthy of a higher ranking.

6. When a nobleman sat next to a middle class woman without permission, what message does he send?
(a) That he is of a higher class.
(b) That he was raised poorly and lacks good manners.
(c) That he is in love with her.
(d) That he is not interested in pursuing her romantically.

7. Before love becomes balanced on both sides, what did the author say happens to two people in love?
(a) No suffering is greater than theirs.
(b) No passion is purer than theirs.
(c) Their feelings change from lust to a sacred love.
(d) They experience the greatest anticipation of their lives.

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

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

10. 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) Before the conversation really begins.
(b) Early in the conversation.
(c) In the middle of the conversation.
(d) At the end of the conversation.

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

12. 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.

13. 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 fourth stage.
(c) The second stage.
(d) The third stage.

14. How might a middle class woman respond to the advances of a nobleman?
(a) She might have been flattered but be suspicious of his actions and intentions.
(b) She might have asked if a woman of good character and humble birth is better than poor character and high birth.
(c) She might have embarrassed herself by acting too flirty and forward.
(d) She might have been insulted and informed him that she intended to marry in her own social class and he should do the same.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. For what reason would a nobleman claim that he would be willing to marry below his class?

2. If a nobleman wished to select a middle class woman, what was his best course of action to woo her?

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?

4. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about two lovers' levels of desire?

5. Of the author's five ways in which love can be acquired, which three produce the most worthy forms of love?

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