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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Chaucer ask the reader to withhold at the beginning of Book II?
(a) Hostility toward Calkas.
(b) Judgement for Troilus.
(c) Impatience for Pandarus.
(d) Curiosity about Criseyde.

5. What does Chaucer say affects all people differently?
(a) Anger.
(b) Fear.
(c) Hate.
(d) Love.

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

7. What does Troilus do to leave the festival early?
(a) He reads a poem.
(b) He pretends to be sick.
(c) He pretends he has important work to do.
(d) He pays a fee.

8. Who does Pandarus visit after waking up?
(a) Troilus.
(b) Criseyde.
(c) Hector.
(d) Calkas.

9. What color does Criseyde always wear?
(a) Red.
(b) Black.
(c) Green.
(d) White.

10. Why does Calkas flee to the enemy?
(a) He has seen a vision that Troy will fall.
(b) He has important information for them.
(c) He has always been a spy for them.
(d) He knows that his daughter is being held for ransom there.

11. How does Chaucer describe Troilus' condition at the beginning of Book II?
(a) Hysterical.
(b) Overwrought.
(c) Sullen.
(d) All of the answer choices are correct.

12. What does Pandarus say that Troilus might do because of his love for Criseyde?
(a) Go insane.
(b) Fight.
(c) Die.
(d) Join a seminary.

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

14. Why does Troilus stop eating?
(a) Because he is lovesick.
(b) Because he is fasting.
(c) Because he is part of a ritual.
(d) Because he is conserving food.

15. Which of the following persons does Chaucer call on for help in Book II?
(a) A siren.
(b) A goddess.
(c) A muse.
(d) A nymph.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does a friend of Troilus say to try to make him mad?

2. What is Hector's title?

3. What is Chaucer's plea at the beginning of Book II?

4. Who does Criseyde tell Pandarus that she dreamt about the night of the festival?

5. Why does Criseyde say that she wants Pandarus to stay with her?

(see the answer keys)

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