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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the conversation between the higher nobleman and the higher noblewoman, while she remained deeply skeptical and expressed a lack of interest, what did the man do?
(a) He became more intense.
(b) He reminded her of his social ranking.
(c) He sought the love of another woman.
(d) He mirrored her emotions.

2. When a man and a woman, both of higher nobility interacted, how did the author advise the man to speak to the woman?
(a) Strongly and with confidence.
(b) Kindly, and with flattery.
(c) With agression and dominance.
(d) With soft and gentle words.

3. To what was a member of the most noble class to devote himself?
(a) To God.
(b) To love.
(c) To knowledge.
(d) To peace.

4. How did the author advise to best increase desire after love has been consummated?
(a) See each other only in public.
(b) See each other only at their very best.
(c) See each other rarely.
(d) See each other every moment possible.

5. When the man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what did the woman look for a chance to do?
(a) Embrace him.
(b) Correct him.
(c) Flatter him.
(d) Ridicule him.

6. What did the author say of the love of prostitutes?
(a) It should be enjoyed without shame.
(b) It should be absolutely resisted.
(c) It should be a last resort.
(d) It should be a man's personal choice.

7. What did the author consider greedy women to be?
(a) God's problems.
(b) Worthy challenges.
(c) Charity cases.
(d) Deadly enemies.

8. When the man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what was the man advised to avoid?
(a) Embarrassing her.
(b) Praising her excessively.
(c) Insisting that his rank was more prestigious than hers.
(d) Saying anything that would ridicule himself in her eyes.

9. How did the noblewoman imagine the two women might feel about being loved at the same time by a man?
(a) They might be jealous and hurt.
(b) They might be infuriated.
(c) They might excuse it.
(d) They might feel betrayed.

10. Under what condition may a man indulge in the "solace of the flesh" and still retain love?
(a) As long as they have made a commitment to eachother, such as engagement.
(b) As long as it is not wearisome to the woman.
(c) As long as they are married.
(d) As long as both have professed love to the other.

11. What did the author identify as a sure way to decrease love?
(a) Being together too much.
(b) Expressing anger.
(c) Seeing each other too rarely.
(d) Developing feelings of jealousy.

12. What did the author write that all involved in courtly love should avoid?
(a) Too much flattery.
(b) Embarrassing the other.
(c) Bad appearances.
(d) Too much desire.

13. What did the author explain as a negative effect of marriage?
(a) It makes communication stop.
(b) It causes people to become resentful.
(c) It prevents people from loving each other.
(d) It puts an end to courtly love.

14. What is it that the author told Walter is hard to love?
(a) Things that rob you of your spirit.
(b) Things that will not love you back.
(c) Things that are counterfeit.
(d) Things too easy to attain.

15. When the man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what did the woman encourage the man to seek?
(a) The approval of men before the approval of women.
(b) Acceptance of himself before he looks for love.
(c) The love of a woman of a lower class.
(d) Something higher than love between a man and a woman.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the author advise a woman to do when she has loved a man who was unworthy of her?

2. In what way did the author say that greedy women love?

3. How did the higher noblewoman respond to the the nobleman's question about loving two women at the same time?

4. What accusation about the clergyman nobleman's interest in love did the higher noblewoman make?

5. When the man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what concerns about the nature of love did the woman express?

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