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

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

3. How are Troilus and Hector related?
(a) They are half-brothers.
(b) They are cousins.
(c) They are brothers.
(d) They are second cousins.

4. Who finds Troilus crying?
(a) Pandarus.
(b) Paris.
(c) Hector.
(d) Agamemnon.

5. Why does Criseyde say that she wants Pandarus to stay with her?
(a) Because she has missed his company.
(b) Because she wants him to reveal his secret.
(c) Because she has some business affairs for which she needs his help.
(d) Because she has news of her father.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Criseyde most concerned about when she hears about Troilus' love for her?

2. What does Pandarus do when he first wakes up?

3. Why does Criseyde always wear one color?

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

5. How does Pandarus say that Troilus acts in battle?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Chaucer say is his intent in writing this story?

2. What does Pandarus tell Troilus to do after he returns from his visit with Criseyde?

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

4. Why does Troilus say that he must always keep his love for Criseyde a secret?

5. What is Fortune according to Chaucer?

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

7. What is Pandarus' second scheme to bring Criseyde and Troilus together?

8. How does Troilus respond to his first letter from Crisedye?

9. What does Pandarus lecture Troilus about when he hears that Troilus is in love?

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

(see the answer keys)

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