The Decameron Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Multiple Choice

1. What is the premise of the novel that results in rounds of story telling?
(a) 7 women and 3 children are banished from Florence society.
(b) 7 women and 7 men go on holiday together.
(c) 7 men and 3 young women leave Rome to escape the plague.
(d) 7 young women and 3 men leave Florence to escape the plague.

2. Why does Musciatto Franzesi choose Ser Ciappelletto to handle debts and trade?
(a) He thinks Ser Ciappelletto is rich enough not to steal from him.
(b) He thinks Ser Ciappelletto is a bit stupid.
(c) He wants a totally honest man to run his business.
(d) He fears the unscrupulous behavior of the Burgundians.

3. Where does Ser Ciappelletto find lodging in Burgundy?
(a) with two Franciscan friars.
(b) with a needy widow.
(c) in an expensive inn that Musciatto pays for.
(d) with two Florentine brothers.

4. When Ciappelletto becomes gravely ill, what do the brothers think?
(a) they can steal his money after he dies.
(b) no one would blame them for turning him out of their house.
(c) they might have to take him back to Paris.
(d) no priest would ever absolve a man as evil as Ciappelletto.

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