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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. If a nobleman effectively offered the correct praise to a noblewoman, what might she have permitted him to do daily?
(a) Flatter her.
(b) Touch her.
(c) Embrace her.
(d) View her.

2. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, to what age group does a woman's ideal man belong?
(a) At least twice her age.
(b) Young.
(c) Her own age group.
(d) Middle-aged.

3. When a nobleman approached a noblewoman and began a conversation appropriately, what was the nobleman to tell the noblewoman it was difficult to restrain himself from doing?
(a) Praising her excessively.
(b) Embracing her.
(c) Showering her with gifts.
(d) Kissing her.

4. The author cautioned that a man of low social standing approaching a woman of nobility unless the man be of what?
(a) Steel.
(b) Good character.
(c) Foolishness.
(d) Bravery.

5. When the middle class man decided to suggest a relationship with the middle class woman, how did he proceed?
(a) By asking her if she found him agreeable.
(b) By pointing out how much more noble she is than he.
(c) By begging for her attention and the chance to know her better.
(d) By informing her that she would be wise to engage in a relationship with him.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, what is the third stage?

2. What is the meaning of the word from which "love" is derived?

3. When the higher nobleman spoke to the woman of simple nobility, what was he advised to avoid doing in conversation with her?

4. In the four-stage theory of appropriate development of love, what is the first stage?

5. In the dialogue between the nobleman and the noblewoman, how was the nobleman advised to respond when the noblewoman admitted that enjoying love was great and rejecting it was harmful, and though she was afraid of love's burdens, she had an interest in it?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the author advise women to do if their men are unfaithful, and why?

2. Under what condition may love be retained and still allow the lovers to indulge in the "solace of flesh"?

3. Give one example of how love can be decreased.

4. How did the author describe the feelings associated with love before it becomes balanced on each side?

5. How did the author explain the effects of love on the uncouth man?

6. In what ways may love increase after it has been consummated?

7. Why did the author believe that women could not bind themselves to lovers in mutual love as men can?

8. What thoughts and actions did the author describe as the main focus of lovers?

9. When the woman in Dialogue 8 reproved the man of the clergy for pursuing her romantically, for what reason did she do so?

10. Provide one example why the author advised Walter not to look for love.

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