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

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

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

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

5. When the man of higher nobility spoke to the woman of higher nobility and she grew tired of their conversation and insisted that it should end, how did the nobleman respond?
(a) That they had so much more to discuss.
(b) That he would respect her wishes.
(c) That he wanted one last chance to profess his love.
(d) That he knew then that they had no future together.

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

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

8. Why were nuns advised to fiercely avoid love?
(a) They loved money too much.
(b) They were not worthy of love.
(c) It would stir up God's wrath.
(d) They were doomed to never find true love.

9. When the author wrote about how to behave when one fell in love with a peasant, what is it believed that he was suggesting?
(a) Counterfeit love.
(b) Lust.
(c) Carnal passion.
(d) Rape.

10. In Chapter 8, the story of the Briton, the gauntlet and the rules of love written by the King of Love concerned how many rules?
(a) 31.
(b) 7.
(c) 101.
(d) 55.

11. How would a member of the most noble class have known which dialogue in the book to consult for advice on love?
(a) According to the social rank of the woman in which he was interested.
(b) According to the amount of wealth he had.
(c) According to the rank of his parents.
(d) According to his own social ranking.

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

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

14. What happens to desire if one lover expresses anger toward the other?
(a) It matures.
(b) It stays the same.
(c) It increases.
(d) It decreases.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which of the two lovers, if any, did the higher noblewoman think a man should give up?

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

4. When the man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what concerns about the nature of love did the woman express?

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

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