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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When a middle class man approaches a very wise noblewoman, how must he behave?
(a) He must not overly praise her.
(b) He should ignore her intelligence and focus on her beauty.
(c) He should commend her for her brains as well as her beauty.
(d) He must prove that he is as smart, or smarter, than she.

2. For what reason would a nobleman claim that he would be willing to marry below his class?
(a) Godliness.
(b) Kindness.
(c) Good character.
(d) Great beauty.

3. 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) Embracing her.
(c) Praising her excessively.
(d) Kissing her.

4. What did the author describe as the result of focusing on the beauty of another?
(a) Pure passion.
(b) Innate suffering.
(c) Harmony.
(d) Lustful thoughts.

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

6. What might a middle class woman have said to a nobleman about his social ranking if he had pursued her romantically?
(a) That he might slightly improve his social ranking.
(b) That he might belittle his nobility.
(c) That he would greatly improve his social standing.
(d) That he would lose social ranking entirely.

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

8. 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.

9. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what stage of the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love should a woman try to find a lover?

2. What did the author note that women can achieve through marriage, but men cannot?

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

4. How did the author explain the link between love, perception and social class?

5. How did the author explain the effects of excess passion on love?

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