The Decameron Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 9 - 10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who are Don Gianni di Barolo and Pietro da Tresanti?
(a) competitors for the same lover.
(b) businessmen who deal in trading goods.
(c) brothers-in-law.
(d) bankers who extort money from the poor.

2. While Peronella's husband is inside cleaning the barrel, what is Peronella doing?
(a) rushing her lover out of the house.
(b) scolding her husband for leaving work.
(c) trying to think where her lover will get the money.
(d) bending over the barrel to supervise.

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

4. What does Alibech find surprising?
(a) that serving God is so pleasurable.
(b) that Rustico's Devil keeps coming back.
(c) that the Devil cannot enter her hell very often.
(d) that using her hell does not hurt her.

5. What do the other nuns expect the abbess to do to the nun with a lover?
(a) send her to her village.
(b) forgive her.
(c) give her a vacation.
(d) punish her.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the nuns keep Masetto in the convent for many years?

2. Why does Saladin go to Melchisedech?

3. What does the foolish girl, Alibech, want to do?

4. How do Gualtieri and his wife get back together?

5. What is the avocation of Gualtieri, the son of a wealthy marquis in Saluzzo?

(see the answer key)

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