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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 Troilus pass his judgment on others?
(a) With crosses and marks.
(b) With hand signals.
(c) With notes in a book.
(d) With smiles and frowns.

2. Which of the following persons does Chaucer call on for help in Book II?
(a) A muse.
(b) A nymph.
(c) A goddess.
(d) A siren.

3. How does Pandarus say that Troilus acts in battle?
(a) Heroically.
(b) All of the answer choices are correct.
(c) Valiantly.
(d) Ferociously.

4. What does a friend of Troilus say to try to make him mad?
(a) That Criseyde will never love a commoner.
(b) That he is sad about the Greek blood that he has spilt.
(c) That his father is a traitor and so is he.
(d) That a knight like him will never advance in the ranks.

5. Who is with Criseyde when Pandarus goes to see her?
(a) Two ladies.
(b) A foreign dignitary.
(c) Hector.
(d) Troilus.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Pandarus say makes women lonely in old age?

2. Troilus always tries to set an example for which of the following?

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

4. What does Pandarus tell Criseyde to do when he gets there?

5. What makes Troilus a braver and stronger warrior at the beginning of Book I?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Troilus calm Pandarus when the latter begins to feel ashamed?

2. How does Pandarus get Criseyde to spend the night at his house?

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

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

5. What happens when Troilus and Criseyde meet before the trade takes place?

6. Why did Diomede want to seduce Criseyde?

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

8. How does the prophet Cassandra interpret Troilus's dream? How does he respond to her interpretation?

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

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

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