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. What does Gianni have the wife do before casting his spell?
(a) she has to remove her clothes and get down on all fours.
(b) she has to put a blindfold on her husband.
(c) she has to whinny like a mare.
(d) she has to remove her clothes and prance around the room.

2. After her son dies, what does Monna Giovanna decide to do?
(a) buy Frederico a new falcon.
(b) kill Frederico.
(c) join a convent.
(d) marry Frederico.

3. Who are Calandrino, Bruno and Buffalmacco?
(a) three friends who rob travelers.
(b) three monks who learn alchemy.
(c) three wizards to look for the magic heliotrope.
(d) three simpletons who work as painters.

4. What is the name of the Brother from the monastery of St. Anthony that is the same as the name of a vegetable?
(a) Brother Kale.
(b) Brother Carrot.
(c) Brother Onion.
(d) Brother Endive.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the relationship between Tingoccio Mini and Meuccio di Tura?

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

3. Why is the marquis displeased with his son?

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

5. What does Saladin plan to do when he visits Melchisedech?

(see the answer key)

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