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. What did the nobleman wonder about loving two women at the same time?

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

4. Under what condition may a man indulge in the "solace of the flesh" and still retain love?

5. When the higher noblewoman made an accusation about the man's interest in love, how did he respond?

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

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 3

Throughout the dialogues, the women, regardless of their social ranking, continually rebuff the advances of the men who sought to pursue them romantically. Review the dialogues and the women's responses to the men's advances. What similarities to you observe in their responses? What are the greatest differences?

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