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

2. In what way did the author say that greedy women love?
(a) In a transparent way.
(b) In a desperate way.
(c) In a counterfeit way.
(d) In a real way.

3. A member of the most noble class was called what?
(a) Highness.
(b) Clerk.
(c) Regency.
(d) Master.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What might indicate that love has returned?
(a) The lovers find that they dream of eachother.
(b) The woman stops avoiding the man and pays attention to her appearance.
(c) The woman finds herself feeling jealous.
(d) The man cannot stop thinking of the woman.

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

12. What did the man of the clergy admit about love with a woman?
(a) That it could ruin their lives.
(b) That it was risky.
(c) That she would never be worthy.
(d) That it was forbidden.

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

14. 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 loved in a counterfeit way.
(c) Women who were too greedy.
(d) Women who gave into carnal passion easily.

15. 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) Worries about love not being returned.
(b) Worries about men being unfaithful.
(c) Fears of loving and losing.
(d) Fears about the costs and torment of love.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the author wrote about how to behave when one fell in love with a peasant, what is it believed that he was suggesting?

2. How did the higher noblewoman respond to the the nobleman's question about loving two women at the same time?

3. What advice about making a love known to the public did the author provide to men?

4. The author encouraged Walter to find a woman who would love him regardless of what?

5. What did the author refer to as "the nurse of love"?

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