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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) He reads a psalm.
(b) He checks the horoscope.
(c) He meditates.
(d) All of the answer choices are correct.

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

3. What type of work is "The Siege of Thebes"?
(a) A novel.
(b) A poem.
(c) A history.
(d) A short story.

4. What does Pandarus say that Troilus is when he is not in battle?
(a) Friendly.
(b) Polite.
(c) Sweet.
(d) Humorous.

5. What does Criseyde say would have happened had she loved Troilus first?
(a) All of the answer choices are correct.
(b) Troilus would have shunned her.
(c) Hector would have withdrawn his protection.
(d) Pandarus would have rebuked her.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Criseyde doing when Pandarus visits her?

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

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

4. What does Chaucer ask the reader to withhold at the beginning of Book II?

5. What does Troilus do to leave the festival early?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How did Troilus fall in love with Criseyde?

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

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

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

9. What does Crisedye decide to do about poor Troilus and his love for her?

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

(see the answer keys)

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