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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What class of person did the author liken to horses and mules?
(a) Clergy.
(b) Peasants.
(c) Middle class.
(d) Nobility.

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

3. How did the author explain the concept of teaching the theory of love to a social class likened to horses and mules?
(a) It would be unnatural to them, but they would find it useful.
(b) It would stir natural desires because all humans were made to love.
(c) It would be unnatural to them and they would never grasp the idea.
(d) It would stir natural desires in them only if they made a conscious effort.

4. What did the author refer to as "the nurse of love"?
(a) Desire.
(b) Distance.
(c) Anger.
(d) Jealousy.

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

6. 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) Lower her own standards and embrace love.
(c) Improve him or give up.
(d) Seek the counsel of the clergy for direction.

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 Queen of Eleanor forbade the two to see eachother again.
(c) The Countess of Champage said she was within her rights.
(d) The Countess of Champagne said she was too severe.

8. Throughout the conversation, the woman spoke repeatedly about the costs of love. Of what did the man speak repeatedly?
(a) Love's deception.
(b) Love's risks.
(c) Love's attraction.
(d) Love's benefits.

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

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

11. What type of women who are hard to love did the author provide as an example to Walter?
(a) Women who gave into carnal passion easily.
(b) Women who were too greedy.
(c) Women who rejected God.
(d) Women who loved in a counterfeit way.

12. When the man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what did the man insist was a great good?
(a) Love of someone from a lower class.
(b) Love between a man and a woman.
(c) Self-acceptance.
(d) The respect of peers.

13. When a man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, why did the woman say she was reluctant to fall in love?
(a) She was already married.
(b) She was too old.
(c) She was a widow.
(d) She is afraid of love.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How did the noblewoman imagine the two women might feel about being loved at the same time by a man?

3. When a man and a woman, both of higher nobility interacted, how did the author advise the man to speak to the woman?

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

5. When the man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what did the woman look for a chance to do?

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