The Decameron Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many men actually had Alatiel before she was married?
(a) seventeen.
(b) twenty.
(c) five.
(d) nine.

2. When Rabatta and Bondone meet on the road to Florence, what happens to cause them to seek shelter?
(a) the night falls suddenly.
(b) a high wind begins to blow.
(c) it starts to rain.
(d) highwaymen are spotted.

3. Who is the next rival for the favor of Alatiel?
(a) a duke who is a cousin to the prince.
(b) a soldier in the prince's honor guard.
(c) the emperor of Constantinople.
(d) a prince who is a cousin of the duke.

4. After Ghismunda chooses Guiscardo as her lover, what complicates their relationship?
(a) they must meet in secret.
(b) Ghismunda becomes pregnant.
(c) they have nowhere to meet.
(d) Guiscardo's father is Tancredi's mortal enemy.

5. How does he explain the charcoal?
(a) that it is a relic of the destruction of Sodom.
(b) that it is a relic from the destruction of Jerusalem.
(c) that it is a relic of St. Lorenzo who was burned at the stake.
(d) that it is a relic from a fire where Jesus warmed his hands.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Rabatta's profession?

2. What happens to Marato on board a ship?

3. Who is Alatiel?

4. How does Isabetta learn of Lorenzo's fate?

5. For what is Andreuccio di Pietro famous?

(see the answer key)

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