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

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

3. What does Troilus say is his friend's biggest weakness?
(a) That he is short.
(b) That he is too judgmental.
(c) That he is a womanizer.
(d) That he has no sympathy.

4. 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) All of the answer choices are correct.
(d) That he would be gentle and discreet.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Pandarus say that Criseyde can help Troilus?

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

3. How does Pandarus decide that it is a good time to see Criseyde?

4. What color does Criseyde always wear?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Criseyde fall in love with Diomede when she had been so devoted to Troilus?

2. What does Chaucer ask for guidance with in Book III?

3. What does Troilus plan to do when he learns of Criseyde's affair with Diomede?

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

5. How does Antigone affect Criseyde's decision about Troilus?

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

7. What of Diomede's is taken as a trophy of war for Troy?

8. What does Criseyde say when Troilus writes a second time asking when she will return to him?

9. Why did Troilus never get to fulfill his desire after learning about Criseyde's affair?

10. How does Criseyde feel about her father, and why?

(see the answer keys)

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