Personality Quiz

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Personality Quiz

Read Joseph Addison's "The Royal Exchange" (downloadable from https://groups. Yahoo. Com/group/infoenglishunpad/files/, Jonathan Swift's "The Lady's Dressing Room" (accessible at https://andromeda. Rutgers. Edu/~jlynch/Texts/dressing. Html), James Thomson's "Rule Britannia" (accessible at https://rpo. Library. Utoronto. Ca/poem/2209. Html), the "General Prologue" and the Prologue and the "Tale of the Wife of Bath" of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (accessible from https://quod. Lib. Umich. Edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx? C=cme;idno=CT;rgn=div2;v iew=text;cc=cme;node=CT%3A1. 1, https://quod. Lib. Umich. Edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx? C=cme;cc=cme;rgn=div2;vi ew=text;idno=CT;node=CT%3A3. 1. And https://quod. Lib. Umich. Edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx? C=cm


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does the Wife of Bath do for a living?
    • A. 

      Housewife

    • B. 

      Prostitute

    • C. 

      Fortune-teller

    • D. 

      Story-teller

    • E. 

      Seamstress

  • 2. 
    How does the Pardoner make a living?
    • A. 

      He pardons sins for money.

    • B. 

      He pardons sins for food.

    • C. 

      He sells pardon documents.

    • D. 

      He sells trinkets as holy relics.

    • E. 

      He preaches the Gospel.

  • 3. 
    On what does the clerk spend his money?
    • A. 

      Drinks and merriment

    • B. 

      Food and lodging

    • C. 

      Books and learning

    • D. 

      Women and clothing

    • E. 

      Bread and wine

  • 4. 
    Why is the Cook taking part in the pilgrimage?
    • A. 

      To make food

    • B. 

      To find spiritual joy

    • C. 

      To fulfill a religious obligation

    • D. 

      To find truth

    • E. 

      To learn new things

  • 5. 
    Why does the Knight get to tell his tale first?
    • A. 

      Because he insists he should.

    • B. 

      Because of his social rank.

    • C. 

      Because the other pilgrims are afraid of his getting angry.

    • D. 

      Because he sponsors the other pilgrims.

    • E. 

      Because of his great wealth.

  • 6. 
    How many people does Chaucer recognize for excellence in medicine?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      14

    • D. 

      28

    • E. 

      1

  • 7. 
    Who suggests that the pilgrims tell stories on the way to Canterbury and back?
    • A. 

      Chaucer

    • B. 

      The innkeeper

    • C. 

      The knight

    • D. 

      The Prioress

    • E. 

      The Man of Law

  • 8. 
    What does Strephon find in “Pandora’s Box”?
    • A. 

      Hope

    • B. 

      Jewels

    • C. 

      Knowledge

    • D. 

      Stones

    • E. 

      Feces

  • 9. 
    She was doomed to dwell in the dreary waters, cold sea-courses, since Cain cut down with edge of the sword his only brother, his father's offspring: outlawed he fled, marked with murder, from men's delights warded the wilds.Who is she?
    • A. 

      Wealhtheow

    • B. 

      Hrothgar's wife

    • C. 

      Hrothgar's daughter

    • D. 

      Grendel's mother

    • E. 

      Beowulf's mother

  • 10. 
    So held this king to the customs old, that I wanted for nought in the wage I gained, the meed of my might; he made me gifts, Healfdene's heir, for my own disposal. Now to thee, my prince, I proffer them all, gladly give them. Thy grace alone can find me favor.Who is the "I"?
    • A. 

      Beowulf

    • B. 

      Cain

    • C. 

      Hrothgar

    • D. 

      Hygelac

    • E. 

      Scylding

  • 11. 
    Now our folk may look for waging of war when once unhidden to Frisian and Frank the fall of the king is spread afar.Who is the king?
    • A. 

      Hrothgar

    • B. 

      Beowulf

    • C. 

      Hygelac

    • D. 

      Wiglaf

    • E. 

      Unferth

  • 12. 
    Through the ways of life prosper, O prince! I pray for thee rich possessions. To son of mine be helpful in deed and uphold his joys! Here every earl to the other is true, mild of mood, to the master loyal! Thanes are friendly, the throng obedient, liegemen are revelling: list and obey!" Went then to her place. -- That was proudest of feasts; flowed wine for the warriors.Who is she?
    • A. 

      Grendel's mother

    • B. 

      Beowulf's mother

    • C. 

      Wealhtheow

    • D. 

      Hrothgar's daughter

    • E. 

      Hygelac's queen

  • 13. 
    To thee belongs the rural reign; thy cities shall with commerce shine: all thine shall be the subject main, and every shore it circles thine.To whom is the speaker addressing his praises?
    • A. 

      The King

    • B. 

      The Queen

    • C. 

      Britannia

    • D. 

      England

    • E. 

      The Goddess of Prosperity

  • 14. 
    What business has Addison had with the merchant from Egypt?
    • A. 

      Money transfer to Cairo

    • B. 

      Sale of Cloth

    • C. 

      Purchase of slaves

    • D. 

      Import of artifacts

    • E. 

      Export of military supplies

  • 15. 
    Addison implies that tea is improved with what commodity from India?
    • A. 

      Milk

    • B. 

      Coffee

    • C. 

      Pottery

    • D. 

      Metalwork

    • E. 

      Sugar

  • 16. 
    What region does Addison's friend, Sir Andrew, call "our Hot-Beds"?
    • A. 

      Asia

    • B. 

      America

    • C. 

      Africa

    • D. 

      West Indies

    • E. 

      East Indies

  • 17. 
    Who are the "Princes" of the British commercial empire?
    • A. 

      Naval officers

    • B. 

      Barons

    • C. 

      Private men

    • D. 

      Farmers

    • E. 

      Factory workers

  • 18. 
    What does The Canterbury Tales have that Beowulf does not?
    • A. 

      Rhyme

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Caesura

    • D. 

      Heroic knights

    • E. 

      Christian motifs

  • 19. 
    What year marks the beginning of the replacement of the Anglo-Saxon language with Middle English?
    • A. 

      43

    • B. 

      597

    • C. 

      1066

    • D. 

      1360

    • E. 

      1492

  • 20. 
    What does Celia use to whiten her face?
    • A. 

      Milk

    • B. 

      Talcum

    • C. 

      Chalk

    • D. 

      Lead

    • E. 

      Coal