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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is Criseyde doing when Pandarus visits her?
(a) Writing her history.
(b) Making a cup of tea.
(c) Reading a poem.
(d) Painting a landscape.

3. Which of the following does Troilus say that he will never lose sleep over in Book I?
(a) Poverty.
(b) Women.
(c) War.
(d) Unfairness.

4. Where was Hector wounded?
(a) His foot.
(b) His head.
(c) His arm.
(d) His leg.

5. Where is Troilus when he first sees Criseyde?
(a) A tavern.
(b) A palace.
(c) A temple.
(d) A garden.

6. What does a friend of Troilus say to try to make him mad?
(a) That Criseyde will never love a commoner.
(b) That his father is a traitor and so is he.
(c) That a knight like him will never advance in the ranks.
(d) That he is sad about the Greek blood that he has spilt.

7. What does Cupid do when he gets mad at Troilus?
(a) He condemns his house.
(b) He confuses his sense.
(c) He forbids Fortune from visiting him.
(d) He shoots an arrow at him.

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

9. What makes Troilus a braver and stronger warrior at the beginning of Book I?
(a) His desire to end the war.
(b) His hatred for the Greeks.
(c) His brother's example.
(d) His love for Criseyde.

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

11. What does Pandarus tell Criseyde to do when he gets there?
(a) Be happy.
(b) Forget the past.
(c) Broaden her horizons.
(d) Follow his instructions.

12. What does Troilus say is his friend's biggest weakness?
(a) That he has no sympathy.
(b) That he is too judgmental.
(c) That he is a womanizer.
(d) That he is short.

13. Who does Chaucer address at the beginning of Book I?
(a) The characters.
(b) His children.
(c) His ancestors.
(d) The reader.

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

15. What does Criseyde say about Troilus when talking to Pandarus?
(a) That he will never be as great as Hector.
(b) That she has never heard of him.
(c) That he is worthy of praise.
(d) That she finds him to act juvenile.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who finds Troilus crying?

2. Why does Calkas flee to the enemy?

3. Who does Pandarus say that Criseyde will condemn if she does not help Troilus?

4. Who does Chaucer say should always remember this story?

5. What does Criseyde say would have happened had she loved Troilus first?

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