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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. Should a middle class man approach a very wise noblewoman, what is the risk he takes in conducting himself poorly?
(a) Appearing foolish.
(b) Embarrassing himself.
(c) Boring her.
(d) Being offensive.

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

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

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

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

7. 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 avoid the issue of social class and focus only on flattering her with praise.
(c) He should acknowledge that he is undeserving of her and beg for her favor.
(d) He should pretend to be of a higher class until she gets to know him.

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

9. How did the author explain the connection between blindness and love?
(a) The blind cannot see anything on which the mind can become obsessed.
(b) Blind people love better than those with sight because they use all of their senses.
(c) The eyes of the soul see all that needs to be seen.
(d) Blind people fall in love too often because they cannot determine true beauty.

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

11. Who was Walter?
(a) A nobleman who never knew true love.
(b) The author's real name.
(c) A good friend of the author.
(d) A blind man who could not love because he could not see.

12. The word "love" is derived from what word?
(a) Amor.
(b) Give.
(c) Steal.
(d) Hook.

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

14. 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 man waited for permission to approach the woman, greeting her with reverence and made conversation.
(c) The man greeted the woman normally, but only because she was with another female.
(d) The woman initiated the greeting but allowed the man to make conversation.

15. 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?
(a) Weakness.
(b) Cruelty.
(c) Adventure.
(d) Passion.

Short Answer Questions

1. How would the woman of higher nobility react to the middle class man after he informed her of his good qualities?

2. According to the author in the Preface, what was his reason for writing the book?

3. If a nobleman effectively offered the correct praise to a noblewoman, what might she have permitted him to do daily?

4. How did the author explain the effects of love on the uncouth man?

5. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, what is the first stage?

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