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Troilus and Cressida: Symbols Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Troilus and Cressida? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Why does Hector kill the anonymous soldier in Act 5?


He wanted the guy's shiny armor as a trophy.
The soldier was a spy.
The soldier killed his wife.
He was bored.
Q. What is the "Neapolitan bone-ache"?


a type of battle wound
a sexually transmitted disease
one of Achilles' weapons
Ben and Jerry's newest ice-cream flavor
Q. Pandarus compares Troilus' pursuit of Cressida to what?


betraying Troy and going to the Greek camp
Romeo wooing Juliet on the balcony
baking a cake
Charlie's pursuit of Willy Wonka's golden ticket
Q. Why does Troilus take his armor off at the beginning of the play?


His father orders him to unarm and work out a peace treaty.
he wants to spend all his time trying to hook up with Cressida.
The armor is too heavy to wear while he's riding his horse.
It gets in the way of his video gaming.
Q. Which of the following types of imagery appears all over the play?


clocks
suns and moons
food
cow bells
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