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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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(c) Hector would have withdrawn his protection.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

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

5. What does Pandarus do when he first wakes up?
(a) He reads a psalm.
(b) All of the answer choices are correct.
(c) He checks the horoscope.
(d) He meditates.

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

7. What is Hector's title?
(a) Prince.
(b) Knight.
(c) Captain.
(d) General.

8. 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 has some business affairs for which she needs his help.
(d) Because she wants him to reveal his secret.

9. How does Pandarus say that Troilus acts in battle?
(a) Heroically.
(b) All of the answer choices are correct.
(c) Valiantly.
(d) Ferociously.

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

11. What type of work is "The Siege of Thebes"?
(a) A short story.
(b) A poem.
(c) A novel.
(d) A history.

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

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

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

15. What does Pandarus say makes women lonely in old age?
(a) Staying indoors.
(b) Being unkind.
(c) Wearing black.
(d) Rising above love.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Book I, what kind of story does Chaucer say is in this poem?

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

3. What does Troilus have to keep a secret from others in Book I?

4. How does Troilus feel about Criseyde when he first sees her?

5. What is Criseyde doing when Pandarus visits her?

(see the answer keys)

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