The Decameron Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Abraham observe among the church leaders in Rome?
(a) strong examples of how to live a clean life.
(b) great piety and devotion to Jesus and the saints.
(c) great humility with vows of poverty and celibacy.
(d) greed, lust, lechery, and many other things that a man of God should not be a part of.

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

3. Where does Pietro go to ply his trade?
(a) Naples.
(b) Tuscany.
(c) Rome.
(d) Florence.

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

5. When Abraham returns, what does he want to do that surprises Giannotto?
(a) he wants to convert to Christianity.
(b) he wants to become a monk.
(c) he wants to confront a rabbi.
(d) he wants to reaffirm his Jewish faith.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Alatiel manage to marry the King of Algarve after all?

2. Who determines who will tell the stories on each successive night?

3. Who comes to the aid of the duke when war is proclaimed?

4. What happens to Marato on board a ship?

5. When Ciappelletto becomes gravely ill, what do the brothers think?

(see the answer key)

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