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 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?

2. What did the author identify as a sure way to decrease love?

3. What is one way a man might lose love?

4. For the woman, what did being unfaithful damage most?

5. When the man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what was the man advised to avoid?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

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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