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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What promise did Pandarus make Troilus?
(a) That he would keep the love between him (Troilus) and Criseyde love a secret.
(b) All of the answer choices are correct.
(c) That he would be gentle and discreet.
(d) That he would help him get his love.

3. What does Pandarus say that he will do if Criseyde will not help Troilus?
(a) Take away his blessing.
(b) Kill himself.
(c) Shun her.
(d) Stop helping her father.

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

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

6. What kind of adventure does Chaucer say Troilus will have in this poem?
(a) An internal adventure.
(b) A growing adventure.
(c) A love adventure.
(d) A war adventure.

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

8. Why does Cupid get mad at Troilus?
(a) Because he mocks love.
(b) Because his sacrifice is lacking.
(c) Because he does not pray.
(d) Because he gives more tribute to Aphrodite.

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(d) Hector would have withdrawn his protection.

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

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

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

13. 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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of work is "The Siege of Thebes"?

2. Who does Chaucer address at the beginning of Book I?

3. What does Chaucer say affects all people differently?

4. Why does Criseyde always wear one color?

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

(see the answer keys)

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