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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Up until the beginning of Chapters 7-12, which class, often considered the most noble, was unmentioned?
(a) The serfs.
(b) The clergy.
(c) The nobility.
(d) The Royal Family.

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

3. 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 excuse it.
(c) They might feel betrayed.
(d) They might be infuriated.

4. Which of the two lovers, if any, did the higher noblewoman think a man should give up?
(a) Neither.
(b) The first.
(c) The second.
(d) Both.

5. 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) She would be a mockery if she entered into a relationship with him.
(c) He should be shamed for pursuing her.
(d) He should be satisfied with things of God.

6. For the woman, what did being unfaithful damage most?
(a) Her reputation.
(b) Her character.
(c) Her future relationships.
(d) Her relationship with God.

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

8. If the beloved wanted something unreasonable, what did the author advise to do?
(a) Give it to her.
(b) Lovingly tease her about her foolishness do not give in.
(c) Use it as a tool to acquire more affection.
(d) Be abrupt and clear and refuse to give it to her.

9. The author encouraged Walter to find a woman who would love him regardless of what?
(a) His money.
(b) His nobility.
(c) His faith in God.
(d) His inability to return love.

10. 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 stir natural desires because all humans were made to love.
(b) It would be unnatural to them, but they would find it useful.
(c) It would stir natural desires in them only if they made a conscious effort.
(d) It would be unnatural to them and they would never grasp the idea.

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

12. When the man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what concerns about the nature of love did the woman express?
(a) Fears about the costs and torment of love.
(b) Worries about love not being returned.
(c) Fears of loving and losing.
(d) Worries about men being unfaithful.

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

14. 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 testing his lover.
(c) He was punishing his lover cruelly.
(d) He was in love with another woman.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is it that the author told Walter is hard to love?

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

3. What did the nobleman wonder about loving two women at the same time?

4. What happens when love starts to decline?

5. According to the rules of love, what one characteristic alone can make any man worthy of love?

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