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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) Marrying someone too young.
(c) The flesh.
(d) Flattery.

2. 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 became more intense.
(b) He sought the love of another woman.
(c) He mirrored her emotions.
(d) He reminded her of his social ranking.

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

4. What did the nobleman wonder about loving two women at the same time?
(a) If it would tarnish his nobility.
(b) If God would approve.
(c) If it doomed the chance to have a future with either woman.
(d) If it could be done in the courtly fashion.

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) Lust.
(c) Counterfeit love.
(d) Rape.

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

7. Why did the author say that these women who are hard to love cannot love a single man?
(a) Their hearts are too full of greed.
(b) They cannot love in a real way.
(c) They seek only wealth and status.
(d) They love only to satisfy lust.

8. Why did the woman of higher nobility reprove the nobleman who was a member of the clergy?
(a) He should be satisfied with things of God.
(b) He should be shamed for pursuing her.
(c) She would never feel worthy of his love.
(d) She would be a mockery if she entered into a relationship with him.

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

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

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

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

13. When the man of higher nobility spoke to the woman of higher nobility, of what did he argue that her resistance was an indicator?
(a) Her immaturity.
(b) Her fears of love.
(c) Her derangement.
(d) Her true feelings.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What might indicate that love has returned?

2. How should a lover behave toward the beloved to retain love?

3. Why were members of the most noble rank advised to consult the dialogues in the book?

4. What type of women who are hard to love did the author provide as an example to Walter?

5. In the author's reviews of decisions in love cases, what was the difference between the two men in the third case?

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