The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio: Summary & Explanation


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Who wrote Decameron?

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1. What does Decameron mean?

2. Which theme does Decameron follow?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this printable quiz and worksheet combo to challenge your knowledge of The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, including its theme and historical importance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics discussed in this quiz and worksheet include The Decameron's:

  • Theme
  • Author
  • Literary influence

Skills Practiced

Use the following skills to complete the quiz and worksheet combo:

  • Distinguishing differences - use the information given to compare the importance of men and women within The Decameron
  • Reading comprehension - recall what you've read concerning The Decameron to understand the meaning of the title
  • Knowledge application - analyze the analysis of The Decameron to answer a question about the theme of the story

Additional Learning

Study the lesson entitled The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio: Summary & Explanation to understand the theme and setting for the story. This lesson will also discuss Boccaccio's:

  • Life and influence
  • Association with Humanism
  • Inspiration for The Decameron