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

2. What did the author think greedy women should do?
(a) Seek the love of a poor man.
(b) Find a man equally as greedy to love.
(c) Join a brothel.
(d) Repent.

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

4. 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.

5. 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) Carnal passion.
(b) Counterfeit love.
(c) Lust.
(d) Rape.

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

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

8. 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.

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

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

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

12. In the conversation between the higher nobleman and the higher noblewoman, while she remained deeply skeptical and expressed a lack of interest, what did the man do?
(a) He mirrored her emotions.
(b) He sought the love of another woman.
(c) He became more intense.
(d) He reminded her of his social ranking.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When the man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what did the man insist was a great good?

2. 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?

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

4. When the man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what was the man advised to avoid?

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

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