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Question 1: In 1374, it was translated into Latin by ________, who quotes the heroine, Griselda, as an exemplum of that most virile virtue, constancy[1].
Dante AlighieriPetrarchRenaissancePoetry

Question 2: "The Clerk's Tale" is the first tale of Group E (Fragment IV) in ________'s The Canterbury Tales.
Troilus and CriseydeThe Knight's TaleGeoffrey ChaucerThe Legend of Good Women

Question 3: He sends an officer to take the baby, pretending to kill her, and convey it secretly to ________.

Question 4: The Clerk of Oxenford (modern ________) is a student of what would nowadays be considered philosophy or theology.
OxfordSouthamptonPortsmouthBrighton and Hove

Question 5: He tells the tale of Griselda, a young woman whose husband tests her loyalty in a series of bizarre torments that recall the Biblical ________.
Book of JobBook of EzekielPsalmsSong of Songs

Question 6: The story of patient Griselda first appeared as the last chapter of ________'s Decameron, and it is unclear what lesson the author wanted to convey.
PetrarchDante AlighieriFlorenceGiovanni Boccaccio

Question 7: He has a Papal bull of ________ forged which enables him to leave Griselda, and informs her that he intends to remarry.


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