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The Canterbury Tales-The Basics
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The obvious first question...Who wrote The Canterbury Tales?
Several travelers (pilgrims) set off on a pilgrimage to whose Shrine, and where is it located?
King George, Essex
Robin Hood, Nottingham
Joan of Arc, Paris
Thomas a Becket, Canterbury
As the pilgrims left Southwark, they were led out of town by the Miller. What instrument was he playing?
Who told the first tale?
The Nun's Priest
Wyf of Bathe
Chaucer writes in English, of course, but what type of English, specifically?
Which of the pilgrim women was widowed?
Wyf of Bathe
Secretary to the Prioress
The Wyf of Bath had a physical impairment, what was it?
Which of the following is NOT one of Chaucer's travelers?
The man who organized the pilgrimage and mediated the tale-telling contest, Our Hoste, what is his name?
John of Gaunt
How did Harry decide who would tell the first tale?
According to age
According to social rank
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