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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about avarice, or love of wealth?
(a) Cherish it.
(b) Seek it out.
(c) Accept it.
(d) Avoid it.

2. 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 take it as a cue to take the upper hand and deal with her firmly.
(b) He must ask her what he must do to win her heart.
(c) He must thank her for her time and end the conversation.
(d) He must rebuff her again and again.

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

4. How did the author explain the effects of love on the uncouth man?
(a) He will never truly be loved.
(b) He can be seen as handsome by someone who loves him.
(c) He truly becomes handsome when he is loved.
(d) He cannot love in return.

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

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

7. 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) The goodness of his character.
(c) That she is more beautiful and kind than any woman in his class.
(d) The importance of his social ranking.

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

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 another joke or funny story.
(b) With more gentle leading.
(c) With a bit more kind-hearted teasing.
(d) With insistant words of praise.

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

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

12. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, to what age group does a woman's ideal man belong?
(a) Her own age group.
(b) At least twice her age.
(c) Middle-aged.
(d) Young.

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

14. According to the author in the Preface, what was his reason for writing the book?
(a) Following orders from superiors.
(b) Following his own dream to share his knowledge.
(c) Showing the world the error of its ways.
(d) Helping a friend in love.

15. How did the author explain the issue of nature and homosexuality?
(a) Nature forbids homosexuality.
(b) Nature makes homosexuality innate for some.
(c) Nature makes homosexuality innate for all, and heterosexuality is a choice.
(d) Nature makes homosexuality impossible.

Short Answer Questions

1. The word "love" is derived from what word?

2. 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?

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

4. When the middle class man approached the woman of higher nobility and she told him finally that he had no reason to hope, how was he to respond?

5. How did the author approach the topic of homosexuality?

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