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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. How does Chaucer describe Troilus' condition at the beginning of Book II?
(a) Hysterical.
(b) All of the answer choices are correct.
(c) Sullen.
(d) Overwrought.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is Chaucer talking to at the beginning of Book II?

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

4. What promise did Pandarus make Troilus?

5. What does Pandarus say that Troilus might do because of his love for Criseyde?

Short Essay Questions

1. What advice does Pandarus give Troilus after hearing how serious his love sickness is? How does Troilus respond?

2. What is Fortune according to Chaucer?

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

4. What does Criseyde think about when she sees Troilus for the first time following Pandarus' visit?

5. How did Troilus fall in love with Criseyde?

6. What does Chaucer say about Criseyde's first sight of Troilus?

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

8. Why does Criseyde debate showing her feelings to Troilus?

9. How does Criseyde respond to the second meeting that she has with Pandarus?

10. What does Troilus do after talking with Pandarus?

(see the answer keys)

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