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. Who does Alatiel eventually meet?
(a) the King of France who recognizes her.
(b) the sultan of Brunei who recognizes her.
(c) the Prince of Wales who recognizes her.
(d) the King of Cyprus who recognizes her.

2. What happens when Brother Onion reaches into the box supposedly containing Gabriel's feather?
(a) he faints dead away.
(b) he becomes frightened.
(c) he pulls out a piece of charcoal.
(d) he falls to pieces.

3. What does Monna Giovanna's son want to possess?
(a) Frederico's horse.
(b) Frederico's daughter.
(c) Frederico's farm.
(d) Frederico's falcon.

4. Why does Rustico agree to allow Alibech to remain with him?
(a) he is lecherous and wants to seduce her.
(b) he is blind and cannot see her beauty.
(c) he is eager to test his willpower against her beauty.
(d) he is eager to save her soul.

5. Who murders Pericone, Alatiel's first lover?
(a) the captain of a ship.
(b) the sultan's soldiers.
(c) his brother, Marato.
(d) his cousin, Alberto.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the three holy laws Saladin challenges Melchisedech to name as the one with the most truths?

2. What does Monna Giovanna offer Frederico for the fortune he lost trying to please her?

3. Because Monna Lisetta is so beautiful, what does Brother Alberto desire to do?

4. Why does Berto della Massa go to Venice and take on the identity of Brother Alberto?

5. How are Peronella and her lover surprised one afternoon?

(see the answer key)

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