Week 10: Boccaccio's Decameron

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Reading Quiz


The following is a list of statements which are either True or False. When you take the quiz, you will have 10 of these statements, chosen at random. You can take the quiz up to 5 times, and your average score will be recorded.

Apply the 80% RULE when you are taking quizzes for these classes. In other words: don't stress about trying to get 100% on these quizzes. The quizzes are here to make sure you are ready to go on to the next activity. If you get 80% or better, you are ready to proceed. If you get less than 80% you need to go back and do the reading again (read more slowly, take notes) and take the quiz again, aiming for at least 80%.

  1. T or F ? The monk broke down the door and discovered the abbot in bed with the young woman.
  2. T or F ? When the judge tried to use the sage leaf to clean his teeth, he also fell down dead.
  3. T or F ? Boccaccio explains that the plague reached Florence in the year 1348.
  4. T or F ? Ferondo was whipped in Purgatory to teach him not to be so jealous about his wife.
  5. T or F ? The men proposed that the women each tell a story every day, while the men would listen.
  6. T or F ? Simona poisoned her lover Pasquino by using a poison basil plant.
  7. T or F ? Lisabetta's lover Lorenzo killed her three brothers.
  8. T or F ? The 7 women decided to go to the countryside, but wanted some men to accompany them.
  9. T or F ? The monk Felice offered to teach Puccio how to become a saint in order to seduce his wife.
  10. T or F ? Cabestaing planted Roussillon's heart in a flower pot, and gave the flowers to his wife.
  11. T or F ? Ferondo's wife seduced the abbot by giving him all her gold and jewelry.
  12. T or F ? Lisabetta's brothers recognized Lorenzo's head which had been buried in the pot of basil.
  13. T or F ? Ferondo was surprised when he was given food and drink after he was supposedly dead.
  14. T or F ? Roussillon killed Cabestaing because Cabestaing was having an affair with his wife.
  15. T or F ? When they were not telling stories, the men and women spent their time in prayer and meditation.
  16. T or F ? They brought Ferondo back from the dead when his wife became pregnant with the abbot's child.
  17. T or F ? Girolamo was sent to Paris so that he would forget his love for the girl Salvestra.
  18. T or F ? The monk Felice made to love to Puccio's wife while Puccio was on a pilgrimage to Rome.
  19. T or F ? Saladin visited the Jew Melchisedech to ask for his daughter's hand in marriage.
  20. T or F ? Salvestra died of grief when Girolamo was sent away to Paris.
  21. T or F ? Ferondo was very jealous and kept his wife under his strict control.
  22. T or F ? The abbot broke down the door and discovered the monk in bed with the young woman.
  23. T or F ? Although Ferondo was just drugged, not dead, his body was laid in a tomb.
  24. T or F ? Roussillon's wife ate the stew made with Cabestaing's heart, not knowing what she was eating.
  25. T or F ? By eavesdropping on her brothers, Lisabetta found out they had murdered Lorenzo.

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