The Decameron Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Bondone's profession?
(a) he is a prominent merchant.
(b) he is a noted composer.
(c) he is a knight in the court.
(d) he is a noted artist.

2. For what crime does Tingoccio tell Meuccio that there is no real punishment?
(a) for beating his wife.
(b) for having the affair with the mother of his godson.
(c) for stealing loaves of bread.
(d) for lusting after beautiful girls.

3. What does Monna Giovanna offer Frederico for the fortune he lost trying to please her?
(a) her jewels.
(b) a chance to please her now.
(c) money.
(d) half her estate.

4. How does Ricciardo avoid being killed for his transgression?
(a) he agrees to pay a bag of gold.
(b) he pretends that he has lost him memory.
(c) he agrees to marry Caterina.
(d) he jumps naked from the balcony and runs away.

5. 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 Endive.
(c) Brother Onion.
(d) Brother Carrot.

6. What is the passion of Frederigo, a man of noble birth who squanders his fortune for the love of Monna Giovanna?
(a) a prize bull.
(b) a herd of prize sheep.
(c) a prize falcon.
(d) a fabulous steed.

7. Where do the two men who played the trick go the next day?
(a) to hide in the confessional.
(b) to wait outside the church.
(c) to wait up in a tree.
(d) to hear Brother Onion's sermon.

8. Where does Peronella tell her lover to hide?
(a) in a barrel.
(b) in the closet.
(c) behind the door.
(d) under the bed.

9. When Rabatta and Bondone meet on the road to Florence, what happens to cause them to seek shelter?
(a) highwaymen are spotted.
(b) a high wind begins to blow.
(c) the night falls suddenly.
(d) it starts to rain.

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

11. With whom does Tingoccio have an affair?
(a) the woman who is the mother of Tingoccio's godson.
(b) Meuccio's daughter.
(c) Meuccio's wife.
(d) the wife of his nearest neighbor.

12. What does Monna Giovanna's son want to possess?
(a) Frederico's daughter.
(b) Frederico's horse.
(c) Frederico's falcon.
(d) Frederico's farm.

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

14. What does Caterina beg her parents to allow her to do?
(a) to sleep in another part of the house.
(b) to sleep on the balcony outside her bedroom.
(c) to sleep in a room by herself.
(d) to sleep under an arbor in the garden.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Frederigo leave the city for his farm?

2. What does Monna Giovanna determine to do?

3. When does Peronella's lover come to visit her?

4. What do the villagers know of the Brother from St. Anthony's who comes once a year?

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

(see the answer keys)

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