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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Pandarus say will help him help Troilus?
(a) His educated status.
(b) His past.
(c) His mistakes with women.
(d) His money.

2. Why does Criseyde feel the way that she does when Pandarus tells her to do something when he goes to see her?
(a) She has no reason to follow his instructions.
(b) It is hard to be happy when the city is at war.
(c) She feels that her past is what has made her into a woman.
(d) It is exciting to have something to anticipate with eagerness.

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

4. Why does Criseyde say that she wants Pandarus to stay with her?
(a) Because she has missed his company.
(b) Because she has news of her father.
(c) Because she wants him to reveal his secret.
(d) Because she has some business affairs for which she needs his help.

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(a) Hector would have withdrawn his protection.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

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

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

8. Who does Chaucer say should always remember this story?
(a) Anyone who has been lonely.
(b) Anyone who has gone to war.
(c) Anyone who has been in pain.
(d) Anyone who has been in love.

9. What is Calkas' occupation?
(a) Farmer.
(b) Artist.
(c) Priest.
(d) Weaver.

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

11. What title does Troilus hold?
(a) Knight.
(b) General.
(c) Prince.
(d) Captain.

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

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

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

15. How does Pandarus say that Criseyde can help Troilus?
(a) By seeing him.
(b) By leaving the city.
(c) By giving him a kind word.
(d) By writing to him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of adventure does Chaucer say Troilus will have in this poem?

2. What does Chaucer ask the reader to withhold at the beginning of Book II?

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

4. How does Criseyde feel when Pandarus tells her to do something when he visits her?

5. What does Criseyde say about Troilus when talking to Pandarus?

(see the answer keys)

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