The Art of Courtly Love Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When the author wrote about how to behave when one fell in love with a peasant, what is it believed that he was suggesting?

3. How did the higher noblewoman respond to the the nobleman's question about loving two women at the same time?

4. 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?

5. What did the author say of the love of prostitutes?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

List and describe the five ways in which love can be acquired. Explain which three were identified as the only ways to truly achieve love and why two of them cannot produce love worthily.

Essay Topic 2

Review the dialogues, paying careful attention to the romantic advances of the men involved in them. What similarities do you observe in all of the interactions on the part of the men as they interact with women of varying social rankings. What are the greatest differences? With which social rank of woman do you sense that the man was most respectful and "well behaved?" With which was he the worst?

Essay Topic 3

In Book Three, the author stated that it is unclear what good comes to men through love besides the love itself. In fact, the author cited many examples of harm that can come from love. In what ways can love cause the following: loss of honor, threat to chastity and destruction of peace?

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