Troilus and Criseyde Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Chaucer say he hopes his poem provides?

2. How does Troilus feel about Criseyde when he first sees her?

3. What does Troilus have to keep a secret from others in Book I?

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

5. What does Criseyde say would have happened had she loved Troilus first?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Troilus fall in love with Criseyde?

2. What is Fortune according to Chaucer?

3. What does Troilus do after talking with Pandarus?

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

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

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

7. In the introduction, how does Chaucer say that the book will end?

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

9. What does Pandarus say to Criseyde about Troilus when she asks about him?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What was Pandarus' plan to get Troilus and Criseyde together, and how did it pan out in the end?

Essay Topic 2

Shame and propriety are common themes throughout this book. What are some of the instances in which those themes are present, and why are they so important to the characters involved?

Essay Topic 3

Many different characters in this book were persuaded to do things that they would not have done on their own accord. What are some of those instances, and how did persuasion affect the course of the plot?

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