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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How did the author explain the effects of excess passion on love?
(a) Some men are too passionate to ever truly be loved.
(b) Excess passion causes men to fall in love too easily.
(c) Excess passion causes men to only feel lust and never feel love.
(d) Some men are so enslaved to desire that love cannot bind them.

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

4. According to the author, what does love cause a person to seek above all other things?
(a) The chance to speak with the one he loves.
(b) The embrace of the one he loves.
(c) A glimpse of the one he loves.
(d) The thought of the one he loves.

5. 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.

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

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

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

9. 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) Early in the conversation.
(c) Before the conversation really begins.
(d) At the end of the conversation.

10. 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 pretend to be of a higher class until she gets to know him.
(d) He should acknowledge that he is undeserving of her and beg for her favor.

11. 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 fall in love too often because they cannot determine true beauty.
(c) Blind people love better than those with sight because they use all of their senses.
(d) The eyes of the soul see all that needs to be seen.

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

13. Of the author's five ways in which love can be acquired, which three produce the most worthy forms of love?
(a) Riches, beauty and good character.
(b) Beauty, kindness and generosity toward expressed needs.
(c) Ready speech, riches and good character.
(d) Beauty, good character and ready speech.

14. 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 acknowledge it.
(c) He should ignore it.
(d) He should hide the truth from her.

15. According to the author, what is the only way that a lover can accept something of value from the beloved?
(a) Only if it caused the giver great joy.
(b) If it is given freely.
(c) If the giver is in love, as well.
(d) If it was painful for the giver to give.

Short Answer Questions

1. How might a man of the middle class convince a woman of nobility that they should enter into a romantic relationship?

2. What did the author describe as the result of focusing on the beauty of another?

3. When the noblewoman expressed her fear about endangering herself, how would the nobleman be expected to respond?

4. Despite her social rank, how might a middle class man perceive a noblewoman to be?

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

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