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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Though God did not ban a man of the clergy from courtly love, what did God ban him from?
(a) The flesh.
(b) Flattery.
(c) Marrying someone too young.
(d) Marrying someone who was not a believer.

2. When a man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what type of flattery did the man use with the woman?
(a) Respectful and formal.
(b) Personal and specific.
(c) Very extended and flowery.
(d) Rather brief.

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

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 jealous and hurt.
(b) They might be infuriated.
(c) They might excuse it.
(d) They might feel betrayed.

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

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

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

8. For the group advised to fiercely avoid love, what was one who sought their love considered to be?
(a) A beast.
(b) A hypocrite.
(c) A harlot.
(d) A sinner.

9. According to the author, what effect did leaving the Catholic Church have on lovers?
(a) It made their love stronger.
(b) It cursed them.
(c) It caused love to die.
(d) It removed God's blessing on their love.

10. In what way did the author explain that a certain class was akin to horses and mules?
(a) They were uncivilized.
(b) They were unclean.
(c) They were godless.
(d) They rarely loved.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. If the beloved wanted something unreasonable, what did the author advise to do?

2. What future awaits a woman who stays with a cheating man?

3. What did the author say greedy women do to men?

4. How did the author advise to best increase desire after love has been consummated?

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

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