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

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

3. 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?

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

5. Which of the two lovers, if any, did the higher noblewoman think a man should give up?

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

Explain the author's feelings about peasants and their inclinations to love. Under what circumstances did the author suggest that peasants can experience love? What did the author mean when he suggested that someone who falls in love with a peasant should praise her and then, in a convenient location, "embrace [her] by force?"

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the book, the costs and benefits of love are weighed. Provide three examples of the high costs of love and three examples of the benefits of love. Do the benefits outweigh the costs? Overall, does the author support those seeking love, or is his message more of a warning to avoid love and all of its troubles?

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