The Art of Courtly Love Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the rules of love, what one characteristic alone can make any man worthy of love?
(a) Good character.
(b) Confidence.
(c) Devotion to God.
(d) Kindness.

2. Why were members of the most noble rank advised to consult the dialogues in the book?
(a) They were uneducated.
(b) They were important but lived in poverty.
(c) They were sinful.
(d) They were weak to carnal sin.

3. How did the higher noblewoman respond to the the nobleman's question about loving two women at the same time?
(a) The lover must seek God's guidance.
(b) The lover must keep chaste for the beloved.
(c) The lover must choose one or risk losing both.
(d) The lover must release both women and remain chaste.

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

5. In what way did the author say that greedy women love?
(a) In a desperate way.
(b) In a real way.
(c) In a transparent way.
(d) In a counterfeit way.

6. What does blasphemy against God do to love?
(a) Destroys it.
(b) Curses it.
(c) Stalls it.
(d) Decreases it.

7. In the author's reviews of decisions in love cases, what was the outcome of the case in which a lady forbade a man to love another and enforced a very severe punishment?
(a) The Queen of Eleanor told them to forget their past and move forward with love and equality.
(b) The Countess of Champage said she was within her rights.
(c) The Countess of Champagne said she was too severe.
(d) The Queen of Eleanor forbade the two to see eachother again.

8. What did the author advise a woman to do when she has loved a man who was unworthy of her?
(a) Realize her mistake and end things quickly.
(b) Seek the counsel of the clergy for direction.
(c) Lower her own standards and embrace love.
(d) Improve him or give up.

9. What group was advised to fiercely avoid love?
(a) The very poor.
(b) Nuns.
(c) The very wealthy.
(d) Ministers.

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

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

12. When the author wrote about how to behave when one fell in love with a peasant, what is it believed that he was suggesting?
(a) Carnal passion.
(b) Rape.
(c) Counterfeit love.
(d) Lust.

13. What did the author say about a raped woman's future?
(a) She deserves love.
(b) She is too damaged to love.
(c) She is undeserving of love.
(d) She is sure to find a great love.

14. Why did the woman of higher nobility reprove the nobleman who was a member of the clergy?
(a) She would be a mockery if she entered into a relationship with him.
(b) He should be shamed for pursuing her.
(c) He should be satisfied with things of God.
(d) She would never feel worthy of his love.

15. What is one way a man might lose love?
(a) Appearing uncultured.
(b) Acting too noble.
(c) Becoming angry.
(d) Becoming jealous.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when love starts to decline?

2. To what was a member of the most noble class to devote himself?

3. When a man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what argument did they have about love?

4. For the group advised to fiercely avoid love, what was one who sought their love considered to be?

5. How should a lover behave toward the beloved to retain love?

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