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

2. Who is the somewhat spoiled Caterina?
(a) the cousin of Messer Lizio di Valbona, a rich knight.
(b) the sister of Messer Lizio di Valbona, a rich knight.
(c) the wife of Messer Lizio di Valbona, a rich knight.
(d) the daughter of Messer Lizio di Valbona, a rich knight.

3. What name does Alberto give Monna Lisetta that indicates how bright she is?
(a) Lady Quickwit.
(b) Lady Copernicus.
(c) Lady Genius.
(d) Lady Halfwit

4. Who is Alatiel's next lover after Constanzo?
(a) a merchant.
(b) a baron.
(c) a king.
(d) a general.

5. What does Frederico, now a poor man, determine to do when Monna Giovanna comes calling?
(a) order her off his property.
(b) cook the falcon to serve her for dinner.
(c) declare his love for her.
(d) hide from her.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Frederigo waste his fortune?

2. What warning does Don Gianni give the couple before he casts his spell?

3. While Peronella's husband is inside cleaning the barrel, what is Peronella doing?

4. What tragedy befalls Alatiel?

5. For what crime does Tingoccio tell Meuccio that there is no real punishment?

(see the answer key)

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