Troilus and Criseyde Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book II.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is this poem set?
(a) Greece.
(b) Troy.
(c) Thebes.
(d) Rome.

2. What type of work is "The Siege of Thebes"?
(a) A history.
(b) A novel.
(c) A short story.
(d) A poem.

3. What is Chaucer's plea at the beginning of Book II?
(a) To accept the story as it is.
(b) To personalize the story.
(c) To believe his words.
(d) To loverlook his weakness.

4. What does Criseyde say would have happened had she loved Troilus first?
(a) Troilus would have shunned her.
(b) Pandarus would have rebuked her.
(c) Hector would have withdrawn his protection.
(d) All of the answer choices are correct.

5. What does the narrator say helps Criseyde outshine all the other women?
(a) Her noble stature.
(b) Her grace.
(c) Her beauty.
(d) All of the answer choices are correct.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the townspeople want to kill Criseyde?

2. Who does Chaucer say will get the most out of this poem?

3. Why does Cupid get mad at Troilus?

4. What is happening at the beginning of the poem?

5. Who does Pandarus visit after waking up?

(see the answer key)

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