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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. How did the author describe the effects of age on love?
(a) Some are too old and some are too young for love.
(b) Only the mature can truly enjoy love.
(c) Only the youthful can truly enjoy love.
(d) Love knows no age.

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

6. What did the author warn Walter not to be fooled by when looking for love?
(a) Someone with excess passion.
(b) Riches and promiscuity.
(c) Age, either too young or too old.
(d) Beauty or excellent talk.

7. 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.

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

9. In the first dialogue, how did the conversation between the middle class man and the middle class woman begin?
(a) The man greeted the woman normally and the woman made conversation naturally.
(b) The woman initiated the greeting but allowed the man to make conversation.
(c) The man waited for permission to approach the woman, greeting her with reverence and made conversation.
(d) The man greeted the woman normally, but only because she was with another female.

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

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

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

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

14. What did the author suggest that a middle class man always do in a conversation with a middle class woman?
(a) Amuse her.
(b) Lead her.
(c) Flatter her.
(d) Amaze her.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, to what age group does a woman's ideal man belong?

2. When a woman of high nobility accepted the romantic advances of a lower class man, she runs the risk of the public thinking that she did so only for what reason?

3. Of what other danger did the nobleman warn the noblewoman?

4. During a conversation between a nobleman and a noblewoman, what was she to give permission for him to do?

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

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