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

2. 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 mirrored her emotions.
(b) He sought the love of another woman.
(c) He became more intense.
(d) He reminded her of his social ranking.

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

4. In the author's reviews of decisions in love cases, what was the reason in the second case that a man asked his lover if he could embrace another woman?
(a) He was jealous of his lover.
(b) He was punishing his lover cruelly.
(c) He was testing his lover.
(d) He was in love with another woman.

5. What was the general focus of Book One?
(a) Convincing others to return love.
(b) Acquiring love.
(c) The perils of love between social classes.
(d) Avoiding the wrong kinds of love.

6. According to the author, what can money not buy?
(a) Affection.
(b) Respect.
(c) Mercy.
(d) True love.

7. What happens when love starts to decline?
(a) Feelings of jealousy increase.
(b) Blasphemy against God increases.
(c) It dies a slow death.
(d) It can end quickly.

8. What accusation about the clergyman nobleman's interest in love did the higher noblewoman make?
(a) That it was based on passion.
(b) That he could never truly give himself to her.
(c) That it was false.
(d) That he would always love God more.

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

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

11. In the author's reviews of decisions in love cases, what was the difference between the two men in the third case?
(a) Success in love.
(b) Social ranking.
(c) Wealth.
(d) Physical appearance.

12. What was a member of the most noble class bound to renounce?
(a) Love.
(b) Delights of the earth.
(c) Status and wealth.
(d) God.

13. 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) Lust.
(b) Counterfeit love.
(c) Rape.
(d) Carnal passion.

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

15. How would a member of the most noble class have known which dialogue in the book to consult for advice on love?
(a) According to his own social ranking.
(b) According to the social rank of the woman in which he was interested.
(c) According to the amount of wealth he had.
(d) According to the rank of his parents.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Up until the beginning of Chapters 7-12, which class, often considered the most noble, was unmentioned?

3. According to the author, what effect did leaving the Catholic Church have on lovers?

4. What happens to desire if one lover expresses anger toward the other?

5. What type of women who are hard to love did the author provide as an example to Walter?

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