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 did the author say greedy women do to men?
(a) Breed greed in their own hearts.
(b) Bleed them dry and leave them.
(c) Make them better men by breaking them down first.
(d) Turn them into shadows of themselves.

2. How did the higher noblewoman respond to the the nobleman's question about loving two women at the same time?
(a) The lover must release both women and remain chaste.
(b) The lover must keep chaste for the beloved.
(c) The lover must seek God's guidance.
(d) The lover must choose one or risk losing both.

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

4. 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) 7.
(b) 55.
(c) 101.
(d) 31.

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

6. To what was a member of the most noble class to devote himself?
(a) To knowledge.
(b) To peace.
(c) To God.
(d) To love.

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

8. When a man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what type of flattery did the man use with the woman?
(a) Rather brief.
(b) Respectful and formal.
(c) Very extended and flowery.
(d) Personal and specific.

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

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

11. Why were members of the most noble rank advised to consult the dialogues in the book?
(a) They were uneducated.
(b) They were weak to carnal sin.
(c) They were sinful.
(d) They were important but lived in poverty.

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

13. 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 in love with another woman.
(d) He was punishing his lover cruelly.

14. 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) Be abrupt and clear and refuse to give it to her.
(d) Use it as a tool to acquire more affection.

15. 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 true feelings.
(b) Her derangement.
(c) Her fears of love.
(d) Her immaturity.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did the author say about a raped woman's future?

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

4. Though God did not ban a man of the clergy from courtly love, what did God ban him from?

5. A member of the most noble class was called what?

(see the answer keys)

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