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Geoffrey Chaucer is only recognised by many people as the author of 'The Canterbury Tales', but that was only one of the books written by the man often called the Father of English Literature, the first poet to be buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. He was not only an author and philosopher, but he also gained a reputation in astronomy, and had an active career in the civil service.   

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Antiques Roadshow

Students of "The Canterbury Tales" unearthed a video proving that another roadshow visited the "Roadshow" when the famous television program stopped in Canterbury, circa 1381 AD. Who and what appeared on this landmark broadcast? Let's go to the tape ...
Tough (10 qns)
417 plays
Let's Get General With Geoffrey

Here is a quiz that explores Geoffrey Chaucer's "General Prologue" from "The Canterbury Tales". Please bear in mind that this quiz focuses solely on Chaucer's perceptions of Christianity during the 14th century and is in no way an ongoing belief. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
693 plays
Thisbe - One of Chaucer's "Good" Women

Here is a quiz that explores the myth of "Pyramus and Thisbe", as told by Geoffrey Chaucer in his "Legend of Good Women". All interesting information is based on my own research for my university dissertation. Good luck.
Tough (10 qns)
327 plays
A Test on the Tales

A quiz for those who have read the Prologue and a reasonable selection of the tales.
Tough (10 qns)
1116 plays
The Canterbury Tales-The Basics

This won't be easy, unless you've read at least the General Prologue. I tried to keep the questions general, and the choices as obvious as I could. I just hope you go away a little better Jeopardy player. How do they know all that stuff? Quizzyland!
Average (10 qns)
2397 plays
The Canterbury Pilgrims

How much do you know about the pilgrims described in Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales?"
Average (10 qns)
1173 plays
The Merchant's Tale

The classic tale by Geoffrey Chaucer.
Average (10 qns)
276 plays
Which Pilgrim from "The Canterbury Tales" am I?

Can you work out which characters on Chaucer's famous fictional pilgrimage to Canterbury are describing themselves? Spellings for questions and answers are in modern English.
Average (10 qns)
1308 plays
Cliffy's Tales of Canterbury

Hi! I used the Cliff Notes version of "Canterbury Tales" to write this quiz, hence the title of the quiz.
Average (10 qns)
240 plays
The Canterbury Tales

The quiz is very straightforward. I give you a phrase from the Prologue of the Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, and you write the name of the character that the phrase refers to. (i.e., nun, knight, or something like that.)
Difficult (10 qns)
1008 plays
The Canterbury Tales

Here is a fun quiz on the stories and pilgrims in Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales."
Tough (10 qns)
312 plays
"The Canterbury Tales" Trivia

Hopefully this will challenge your knowledge of "The Canterbury Tales" and introduce you if you aren't familiar with the work.
Tough (10 qns)
864 plays
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