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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Chaucer talking to at the beginning of Book II?
(a) The characters.
(b) His children.
(c) His students.
(d) The reader.

2. How are Pandarus and Criseyde related?
(a) He is her uncle.
(b) He is her cousin.
(c) He is her godfather.
(d) He is a family friend.

3. What does Pandarus say will make Criseyde the proudest woman on Earth?
(a) Her new suitor.
(b) His blessing.
(c) Her father's legacy.
(d) His secret.

4. Who does Chaucer call on for help in Book II?
(a) Claudia.
(b) Clemente.
(c) Clio.
(d) Chloe.

5. How does Pandarus say that Troilus acts in battle?
(a) Valiantly.
(b) All of the answer choices are correct.
(c) Heroically.
(d) Ferociously.

6. What does Chaucer say he hopes his poem provides?
(a) Comfort.
(b) Warning.
(c) Hope.
(d) Contentment.

7. Why does Criseyde not have anyone to protect her?
(a) All of the answer choices are correct.
(b) She is poor.
(c) Her father has left her.
(d) She is a widow.

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

9. What does Pandarus do when he first wakes up?
(a) He reads a psalm.
(b) All of the answer choices are correct.
(c) He meditates.
(d) He checks the horoscope.

10. What does Pandarus say makes women lonely in old age?
(a) Wearing black.
(b) Staying indoors.
(c) Rising above love.
(d) Being unkind.

11. Who does Pandarus say that Criseyde will condemn if she does not help Troilus?
(a) Pandarus.
(b) Troilus.
(c) All of the answer choices are correct.
(d) Herself.

12. How does Troilus pass his judgment on others?
(a) With hand signals.
(b) With smiles and frowns.
(c) With crosses and marks.
(d) With notes in a book.

13. How does Troilus feel about Criseyde when he first sees her?
(a) He falls in love with her instantly.
(b) He is afraid to be near a traitor.
(c) He hardly notices her.
(d) He tries to remember whether he has met her before.

14. Why do the townspeople want to kill Criseyde?
(a) They are afraid of her power.
(b) They want her father to return.
(c) They want to punish her father.
(d) They think she is a traitor.

15. Who is with Criseyde when Pandarus goes to see her?
(a) Troilus.
(b) A foreign dignitary.
(c) Two ladies.
(d) Hector.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Cupid get mad at Troilus?

2. What does Cupid do when he gets mad at Troilus?

3. What does Pandarus say that Troilus might do because of his love for Criseyde?

4. Troilus always mocks others for which of the following?

5. What does Troilus have to keep a secret from others in Book I?

(see the answer keys)

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