The Decameron Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 7 - 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Eventually, who does Ghismunda marry as arranged by her father?
(a) a duke's son who dies shortly after the wedding.
(b) a merchant who does not require a dowry.
(c) a duke who beats her regularly.
(d) her father's best friend.

2. What causes the women of Alibech's town to laugh when she returns after the deaths of her family members?
(a) she tells them that she fell in love with a monk.
(b) she tells them how she has been serving God.
(c) she tells them that she met God in the desert.
(d) she tells them that she has a hell to hide the Devil.

3. What do the nuns do because they think Masetto is deaf?
(a) teach him to write.
(b) poke fun at him.
(c) use sign language.
(d) peek at him in his bath.

4. After a night of making love, what happens to the couple?
(a) they wait until Caterina's father leaves the house.
(b) they slip back into the house.
(c) they cannot find their clothes.
(d) they fall asleep.

5. How does Ser Ciappelletto get a priest to absolve him?
(a) he makes a large donation to the church.
(b) he confesses under an assumed name.
(c) he lies about everything in his past life.
(d) he becomes seriously penitent for his past sins.

Short Answer Questions

1. What results after Monna Lisetta believes Alberto's story and agrees to comply?

2. Why does the Brother from St. Anthony's monastery travel each year to a nearby village?

3. After Ghismunda chooses Guiscardo as her lover, what complicates their relationship?

4. Who is the next rival for the favor of Alatiel?

5. Who are Calandrino, Bruno and Buffalmacco?

(see the answer key)

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