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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. How would a noblewoman respond to compliments from a nobleman?
(a) She would be embarrassed but flattered.
(b) She would be appreciative.
(c) She would feel offended.
(d) She would rebuff him.

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

10. If a nobleman effectively offered the correct praise to a noblewoman, what might she have permitted him to do daily?
(a) Embrace her.
(b) Touch her.
(c) View her.
(d) Flatter her.

11. 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) Ask her what he might change about himself to win her over.
(c) Tell her that lack of hope does not kill love.
(d) Emphasize that he was willing to hope beyond reason.

12. When a middle class man suggests a relationship with a middle class woman and she resists him, how is the man to respond?
(a) He must rebuff her again and again.
(b) He must thank her for her time and end the conversation.
(c) He must ask her what he must do to win her heart.
(d) He must take it as a cue to take the upper hand and deal with her firmly.

13. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, to what age group does a woman's ideal man belong?
(a) At least twice her age.
(b) Young.
(c) Her own age group.
(d) Middle-aged.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What fear about endangering herself would a noblewoman have shared with a nobleman who was pursuing her romantically?

2. After the middle class woman's initial reaction in the conversation, how did the author instruct the middle class man to respond?

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

4. If a middle class woman asked for the chance to think over the romantic advances of a nobleman, how was the nobleman to respond?

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

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