Canterbury Tales & Geoffrey Chaucer Quiz

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Geoffrey Chaucer Quizzes & Trivia

Includes Canterbury Tales historical context, Medieval England and Geoffrey Chaucer


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Domesday Book was a tax record levied by William the Conquorer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The Middle Ages began in 1066 C.E. when Henry Tudor killed Richard III to become King Henry VII.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which event led to the emergence of English as a prominent language?
    • A. 

      The Hundred Years War

    • B. 

      The Black Death (bubonic plague)

    • C. 

      Chaucer writes The Canterbury Tales

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Geoffrey Chaucer is often referred to as
    • A. 

      "the father of the French language."

    • B. 

      "morbi a viro" in Latin.

    • C. 

      "your mother."

    • D. 

      "the father of English literature."

  • 5. 
    Chivalry is a code of conduct for knight's in medieval times.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which is the class hierarchy in the feudal system (from most privileged to least privileged)?
    • A. 

      Knights, barons, and serfs

    • B. 

      Serfs, knights, and barons

    • C. 

      Barons, knights, and serfs

    • D. 

      Barons, serfs, and knights

  • 7. 
    The Magna Carta, signed by King John, further limited the power of the lower class.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    By the time Chaucer writes The Canterbury Tales, most people in England are Christians.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Geoffrey Chaucer's father was a wine merchant who seized opportunities to move up in society in the wake of widespread plague.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    How is The Canterbury Tales unique from other literature of its time?
    • A. 

      It uses a frame story to string multiple tales together.

    • B. 

      It is a narrative poem (a story in the form of a poem).

    • C. 

      It chronicles the lives of extraordinary people.

    • D. 

      It is written in English (Middle English).

  • 11. 
    The legendary Arthur was the English king who helped pay Geoffrey Chaucer's ransom in the Hundred Years War.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The pilgrims in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales are traveling to the shrine of Saint Thomas à Becket.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Geoffrey Chaucer completed The Canterbury Tales in 1387, finishing with 120 tales from the perspective of all 30 pilgrims.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    What language dominated the monarchies and noble classes in medieval England?
    • A. 

      Old English

    • B. 

      Roman Latin

    • C. 

      Middle English

    • D. 

      Norman French

  • 15. 
    Do you like taking quizzes on the computer?
    • A. 

      It's aight.

    • B. 

      NO! I want essay tests!

    • C. 

      Yes, I feel as though this format challenges both my intellect and my 21st Century skills, and I would therefore encourage HSE to go to an all-digital format.

    • D. 

      I'd probably like quizzes if I paid more attention in class.

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