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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. For a nobleman whose advances are being rebuffed by a middle class woman, what must he argue to her?
(a) That she is more beautiful and kind than any woman in his class.
(b) That she may be low born, but she deserves to be treated as upper class.
(c) The goodness of his character.
(d) The importance of his social ranking.

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

4. In what stage of the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love should a woman try to find a lover?
(a) The fourth stage.
(b) The second stage.
(c) The third stage.
(d) The first stage.

5. 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?
(a) Take it as his cue to end the pursuit.
(b) Tell her that lack of hope does not kill love.
(c) Ask her what he might change about himself to win her over.
(d) Emphasize that he was willing to hope beyond reason.

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

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

8. The author cautioned that a man of low social standing approaching a woman of nobility unless the man be of what?
(a) Good character.
(b) Steel.
(c) Bravery.
(d) Foolishness.

9. How did the author explain the connection between love and greed?
(a) Love cannot be degraded by greed.
(b) Love is essentially a form of greed.
(c) Love is destroyed by greed.
(d) Love eliminates greed.

10. Of the five ways to acquire love, what should wise lovers look for to attain a lasting love?
(a) Ready speech.
(b) Good character.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Riches.

11. If a middle class woman was being pursued by a nobleman, what might she say to rebuff his advances?
(a) That he should find a suitable woman from his own class.
(b) That she should wait for a middle class man of good character.
(c) That she was not worthy of his attention.
(d) That she suspected he was not good enough, even for her.

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

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

14. 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) Adventure.
(b) Cruelty.
(c) Passion.
(d) Weakness.

15. What fear about endangering herself would a noblewoman have shared with a nobleman who was pursuing her romantically?
(a) Giving into the power of the goddess of love.
(b) Tarnishing her reputation.
(c) Belittling her nobility.
(d) Becoming careless and silly because of love.

Short Answer Questions

1. Should a middle class man approach a very wise noblewoman, what is the risk he takes in conducting himself poorly?

2. How did the author explain the issue of nature and homosexuality?

3. In wooing a woman of higher social ranking, how might the middle class man best win her attention?

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

5. Among the author's twelve rules for acquiring love, what did he have to say about avarice, or love of wealth?

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