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

2. How does Monna Lisetta respond to the idea that the Angel Gabriel wants her?
(a) she is shocked and tells Alberto to leave at once.
(b) she thinks it is natural since she is so beautiful.
(c) she is willing to sacrifice for her soul.
(d) she does not understand what Alberto is telling her.

3. Where does Abraham insist on going to find out about Christianity?
(a) to Rome.
(b) to Antioch.
(c) to Jerusalem.
(d) to a monastery.

4. What does a monk see that ignites his temptation?
(a) a large cathedral.
(b) a beautiful woman.
(c) a bag of gold.
(d) a perfect diamond.

5. What does Rustico tell Alibech to do?
(a) cover her eyes while he undresses.
(b) lift her skirts to let him see her sin.
(c) do like him and remove her clothes.
(d) watch as he removes his clothes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What horrible thing does Tancredi do to his daughter?

2. What does Tancredi have done to Guiscardo after he learns of his affair with Ghismunda?

3. What poses a problem for the two men who plan to play a trick on Brother Onion?

4. What is Peronella's occupation?

5. Who discovers the two lovers the next morning in their compromising situation?

(see the answer key)

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