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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When a nobleman approached a noblewoman and began a conversation appropriately, what was the nobleman to tell the noblewoman it was difficult to restrain himself from doing?
(a) Showering her with gifts.
(b) Praising her excessively.
(c) Embracing her.
(d) Kissing her.

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

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

4. When a higher nobleman spoke to a middle class woman, how was he advised to begin the conversation?
(a) By giving her a gift.
(b) By complimenting her intelligence.
(c) By telling her immediately that he is interested in her.
(d) With flattery.

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

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

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

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

9. 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) Passion.
(c) Adventure.
(d) Cruelty.

10. 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?
(a) He should never discuss social ranking with her at all.
(b) He should hide the truth from her.
(c) He should acknowledge it.
(d) He should ignore it.

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

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

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

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

15. 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 come directly from God when the moment is right.
(d) It develops only when a connection is there.

Short Answer Questions

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

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. How might a middle class woman respond to the advances of a nobleman?

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

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

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