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 Chapter 8, the story of the Briton, the gauntlet and the rules of love written by the King of Love concerned how many rules?

2. What does blasphemy against God do to love?

3. In what way did the author explain that a certain class was akin to horses and mules?

4. In the author's reviews of decisions in love cases, what was the outcome of the case in which a lady forbade a man to love another and enforced a very severe punishment?

5. When the man of higher nobility spoke to a woman of higher nobility, what did the woman look for a chance to do?

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

Thinking of the ways in which the author described the nature of women in general, explain how the author felt about women overall. What are at least three examples of women's nature and desires that the author provided to support his feelings about women?

Essay Topic 3

Review the thirty-one rules of love and select three that appeal to you. For each, briefly explain why this rule is important for love to flourish.

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