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) Kindness.
(c) Devotion to God.
(d) Confidence.

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) Kindly, and with flattery.
(b) With agression and dominance.
(c) Strongly and with confidence.
(d) With soft and gentle words.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. When the higher noblewoman made an accusation about the man's interest in love, how did he respond?
(a) Amusement.
(b) Anger.
(c) Denial.
(d) Frustration.

10. 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 a widow.
(b) She was too old.
(c) She is afraid of love.
(d) She was already married.

11. What advice about making a love known to the public did the author provide to men?
(a) They should share their love openly with the public.
(b) They should keep love very secret and never tell anyone during early courtship.
(c) They should avoid letting it be publicly known.
(d) They should make it known that they are taken, but not by whom.

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

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

14. What future awaits a woman who stays with a cheating man?
(a) Increased passion.
(b) Endless worry.
(c) Stronger trust and commitment.
(d) A sure end to her love.

15. How should a lover behave toward the beloved to retain love?
(a) With unrestrained passion.
(b) With restraint.
(c) With great affection.
(d) With detachment.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the author advise a woman to do if her man was unfaithful?

2. What did the author think greedy women should do?

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

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

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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