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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does Criseyde call Hector when talking to Pandarus?
(a) Her savior.
(b) All of the answer choices are correct.
(c) The man whom she she will wed.
(d) The most courageous knight.

4. What does the narrator say helps Criseyde outshine all the other women?
(a) Her grace.
(b) Her beauty.
(c) Her noble stature.
(d) All of the answer choices are correct.

5. Where is this poem set?
(a) Rome.
(b) Greece.
(c) Troy.
(d) Thebes.

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

7. Troilus always mocks others for which of the following?
(a) Being lovestruck.
(b) Being poorly dressed.
(c) Getting drunk.
(d) Speaking poorly.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. What does Criseyde tell Pandarus would make her very happy when he visits her?
(a) The return of her father.
(b) A pardon for her treason charges.
(c) The end of the siege.
(d) A new love interest.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Hector's title?

3. Why does Cupid get mad at Troilus?

4. Which of the following does Troilus say that he will never lose sleep over in Book I?

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

(see the answer keys)

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