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The Life of Chaucer
"We've all heard of "The Canterbury Tales." But what about the man behind the work?"
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Chaucer was born a commoner but mingled with the nobility. He had an eventful life, and was even captured and ransomed by the French. During what war did this happen?
The War of the Roses
The Napoleonic Wars
The Norman Conquest
The Hundred Years War
Chaucer was the son of a:
What was Chaucer's first job, as far as we know?
Chaucer traveled on diplomatic missions while a servant of King Edward. Where, besides England, did he go?
All of These
Which of the following was _not_ a post held by Chaucer?
Justice of the Peace
Member of Parliament
Clerk of the Queen's Works
Knight of the Shire
What famous person was a descendant of Chaucer's sister-in-law, Katherine Swynford?
King Henry IV
King Henry VII
Which wife of John of Gaunt does Chaucer's "Book of the Duchess" eulogize?
All of them
This archbishop was murdered in his own cathedral in 1170. Chaucer's pilgrims are journeying to his tomb in "The Canterbury Tales."
Thomas a Becket
True or False: Chaucer wrote most of his works in Old English.
What was the name of Chaucer's scribe, about whose sloppy work he complained?
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Compiled Jun 28 12