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The Canterbury Tales
"Here is a fun quiz on the stories and pilgrims in Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales.""
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Which of the following is NOT generally considered a reason why Chaucer wrote "The Canterbury Tales?"
To explain the importance of Catholic pilgrimages
To demonstrate an anthology of different genres
To show a cross-section of English society
To show the hypocrisy of people
What genre is "The Knight's Tale?"
Which of the pilgrims pushed his way to the front of the group, even though he was not supposed to be the leader?
Which of the following is not one of the humors used by the Doctor of Medicine?
Which of the following characteristics does NOT correspond with those of King Theseus from "The Knight's Tale?"
In "The Knight's Tale," Palamon prays to the goddess, Venus, asking her for what?
Peace and chastity
Love of Emily
Victory in battle
In "The Pardoner's Tale," the Pardoner says that the love of money is the root of all evil. However, he then goes on to take money from people as part of his job. This is an example of what kind of irony?
None of these
One of the pilgrims, the Prioress, wears a brooch that ironically reads, "amor vincit omnia." What does that mean?
Love conquers all
Money is the root of all evil
Women is man's downfall
Virginity is sacred
Which tale demonstrates an example of "fabliaux justice?"
The Miller's Tale
The Nun's Priest's Tale
The Knight's Tale
The Pardoner's Tale
Which of the following pilgrims was actually a good person and was not a hypocrite, like the majority of the others?
Wife of Bath
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Compiled Jun 28 12