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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is Criseyde doing when Pandarus visits her?
(a) Reading a poem.
(b) Making a cup of tea.
(c) Writing her history.
(d) Painting a landscape.

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

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

5. Why do the townspeople want to kill Criseyde?
(a) They think she is a traitor.
(b) They are afraid of her power.
(c) They want her father to return.
(d) They want to punish her father.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who protects Criseyde when the people want to kill her?

2. What does Criseyde say would have happened had she loved Troilus first?

3. What does Criseyde call Hector when talking to Pandarus?

4. Why does Criseyde not have anyone to protect her?

5. What does the narrator say helps Criseyde outshine all the other women?

Short Essay Questions

1. What shows Troilus the futility of his path through life?

2. What was Criseyde's first plan to thwart the trade of herself to the Greeks?

3. What does Criseyde say to Troilus as she leaves him for the trade?

4. What is the focus of the long speech that Troilus delivers to Pandarus?

5. What does the cry through the city after Pandarus' visit signal?

6. According to Chaucer, how does Fortune generally work with men?

7. Why does Hector oppose the trade of Criseyde for Antenor?

8. What does Pandarus say to Criseyde about Troilus when she asks about him?

9. What does Troilus pretend to do while at the dinner party at his brother's house?

10. What two things does Criseyde think about after Pandarus leaves her house?

(see the answer keys)

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