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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Pandarus say that Troilus is when he is not in battle?
(a) Sweet.
(b) Friendly.
(c) Polite.
(d) Humorous.

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

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

5. During which season do the people honor their patron God?
(a) Winter.
(b) Spring.
(c) Fall.
(d) Summer.

6. What is happening at the beginning of the poem?
(a) The Trojan War.
(b) A horrible famine.
(c) A day of feast.
(d) A Wedding.

7. Why does Criseyde always wear one color?
(a) She is a widow.
(b) She has a missing child.
(c) She is a student.
(d) She is marked a traitor.

8. Who does Chaucer say will get the most out of this poem?
(a) Those who are patient and content.
(b) Those who have seen men die.
(c) Those who are bitter and estranged.
(d) Those who have loved and lost.

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

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

11. Who does Criseyde tell Pandarus that she dreamt about the night of the festival?
(a) An unknown knight.
(b) Pandarus.
(c) Her father.
(d) Her late husband.

12. What does Pandarus tell Criseyde that the dream that she had the night of the festival is likely to bring to her?
(a) Good fortune.
(b) Opportunity.
(c) Bad luck.
(d) Wisdom.

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

14. Who is the patron God to Troilus' people?
(a) Aphrodite.
(b) Venus.
(c) Athena.
(d) Cupid.

15. In Book I, what kind of story does Chaucer say is in this poem?
(a) Joyful.
(b) Loving.
(c) Sorrowful.
(d) Heartwarming.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What does Chaucer say he hopes his poem provides?

4. What does Pandarus say that he will do if Criseyde will not help Troilus?

5. Where is this poem set?

(see the answer keys)

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