Canterbury Tales Vocabulary Match 1

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Canterbury Tales Vocabulary Match 1 - Quiz

The Canterbury tales is a collection of stories from middelengel literature written in the 14th century by Geoffrey Chaucer. The story structure corresponds to other works from that time, such as the Decamerone by Giovanni Boccaccio , who may have been his source of inspiration. Take the Canterbury tales vocabulary match one quiz below and expand your vocabulary.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Sundry

    • A.

      Silent

    • B.

      Various

    • C.

      Three times

    • D.

      County's

    Correct Answer
    B. Various
    Explanation
    The word "various" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the given list that means "different kinds" or "diverse." The other words do not have the same meaning. "Sundry" means "various" or "assorted," but it is not as commonly used. "Silent" means "quiet" or "not making noise." "Three times" indicates a quantity or frequency, not a variety. "County's" is a possessive form of "county" and does not relate to the concept of diversity. Therefore, "various" is the most appropriate answer.

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  • 2. 

    Shire

    • A.

      Inn

    • B.

      When dining

    • C.

      For hunting

    • D.

      County's

    Correct Answer
    D. County's
  • 3. 

    Victual

    • A.

      Food

    • B.

      Confession

    • C.

      Three times

    • D.

      Cloak

    Correct Answer
    A. Food
    Explanation
    The word "victual" is a noun that refers to food. It is often used to describe provisions or supplies of food. In this context, "victual" is synonymous with "food." Therefore, the correct answer is "food."

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  • 4. 

    Mantle

    • A.

      When dining

    • B.

      Multicolored

    • C.

      Documents

    • D.

      Cloak

    Correct Answer
    D. Cloak
    Explanation
    The word "mantle" is related to the word "cloak" as they both refer to a piece of clothing that is worn over the shoulders and can be used for warmth or as a fashion statement. The other words in the question, "when dining" and "multicolored" are not directly related to the word "cloak" or "mantle". The word "documents" is also unrelated and does not have any connection to the concept of clothing. Therefore, the correct answer is "cloak".

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  • 5. 

    Stave

    • A.

      Apart

    • B.

      Staff

    • C.

      Worked

    • D.

      Excellent

    Correct Answer
    B. Staff
  • 6. 

    Motley

    • A.

      Wine

    • B.

      Angry

    • C.

      Multicolored

    • D.

      Scholar

    Correct Answer
    C. Multicolored
    Explanation
    The word "motley" means a mixture or combination of different colors or elements. "Multicolored" is a synonym for "motley" as it also refers to something that has many different colors. Therefore, "multicolored" is the correct answer as it accurately captures the meaning of "motley."

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  • 7. 

    Sward

    • A.

      Grassy plot

    • B.

      Plaques

    • C.

      Belt

    • D.

      Stockings

    Correct Answer
    A. Grassy plot
    Explanation
    The word "sward" refers to a grassy plot or area of land covered in grass. Out of the given options, "grassy plot" is the only one that closely matches the meaning of "sward". "Plaques" are decorative or commemorative objects, "belt" is a type of accessory worn around the waist, and "stockings" are garments worn on the legs. Therefore, "grassy plot" is the correct answer as it is the most suitable option that relates to the meaning of "sward".

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  • 8. 

    Girdle

    • A.

      Apart

    • B.

      Swellings

    • C.

      Knapsack

    • D.

      Belt

    Correct Answer
    D. Belt
    Explanation
    The word "belt" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the given list that directly relates to the term "girdle". A girdle is a belt or a band worn around the waist, so "belt" is the most appropriate and related word in the context. The other words in the list, such as "apart," "swellings," and "knapsack," do not have any direct connection to the term "girdle." Therefore, "belt" is the correct choice.

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  • 9. 

    Saucy

    • A.

      Documents

    • B.

      Jaunty

    • C.

      Excesses

    • D.

      Plagues

    Correct Answer
    B. Jaunty
    Explanation
    Jaunty means lively, cheerful, and confident. Out of the given words, "jaunty" is the only one that matches this definition. "Saucy" means bold or impudent, "documents" refers to written or printed pieces of information, "excesses" means going beyond what is normal or acceptable, and "plagues" refers to widespread diseases or troubles. Only "jaunty" fits the description of being lively and cheerful.

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  • 10. 

    Hostelry

    • A.

      Various

    • B.

      Confession

    • C.

      Inn

    • D.

      Documents

    Correct Answer
    C. Inn
    Explanation
    The word "inn" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the given list that is related to "hostelry". An inn is a type of hostelry, which is a place that provides lodging and sometimes meals to travelers. The other words in the list, such as "various," "confession," and "documents," do not have any direct connection to the concept of a hostelry.

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  • 11. 

    Vintage

    • A.

      Worked

    • B.

      Apart

    • C.

      Wine

    • D.

      Grassy plot

    Correct Answer
    C. Wine
  • 12. 

    At meat

    • A.

      Small daggar

    • B.

      When dining

    • C.

      For hunting

    • D.

      Clipped short

    Correct Answer
    B. When dining
    Explanation
    This phrase suggests that the small dagger is used specifically when dining. It implies that the dagger is not used for hunting or any other purpose, but rather for the act of dining. The phrase "clipped short" could potentially refer to the length of the dagger, indicating that it is smaller than usual daggers and therefore more suitable for use during meals.

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  • 13. 

    Wrath

    • A.

      Angry

    • B.

      Apart

    • C.

      Scholar

    • D.

      Swellings

    Correct Answer
    A. Angry
    Explanation
    The word "wrath" is related to the concept of anger. It signifies intense anger or fury. Therefore, "angry" is the correct answer as it is the closest synonym to "wrath" among the given options.

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  • 14. 

    Superfluities

    • A.

      Angry

    • B.

      Various

    • C.

      Piece

    • D.

      Excesses

    Correct Answer
    D. Excesses
    Explanation
    The word "excesses" is the correct answer because it aligns with the theme of the given words. "Superfluities" means unnecessary or excessive things, "angry" implies a state of excess emotion, "various" suggests a wide range or abundance of options, and "piece" could refer to a part of a whole or an excessive amount. Therefore, "excesses" fits well with the idea of something being excessive or in surplus.

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  • 15. 

    Wrought

    • A.

      Worked

    • B.

      Cloak

    • C.

      Confession

    • D.

      Food

    Correct Answer
    A. Worked
    Explanation
    The word "wrought" means "worked" in this context. It is used to describe something that has been shaped or created through labor or effort. The other options, such as "cloak," "confession," and "food," do not have the same meaning as "worked" and are not related to the word "wrought." Therefore, "worked" is the correct answer.

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  • 16. 

    Screeds

    • A.

      Small daggar

    • B.

      Short cloak

    • C.

      Documents

    • D.

      Stockings

    Correct Answer
    C. Documents
    Explanation
    The word "screeds" is not related to any of the other options given. It does not have any connection to a small dagger, short cloak, or stockings. However, it can be related to documents as "screeds" can refer to lengthy pieces of writing or written materials. Therefore, the correct answer is documents.

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  • 17. 

    Hose

    • A.

      Stockings

    • B.

      Angry

    • C.

      Multicolored

    • D.

      Staff

    Correct Answer
    A. Stockings
  • 18. 

    To course

    • A.

      Small daggar

    • B.

      For hunting

    • C.

      Belt

    • D.

      Jaunty

    Correct Answer
    B. For hunting
    Explanation
    The given words "small dagger" and "belt" suggest that the object being referred to is a tool or weapon that can be carried around easily. The word "jaunty" implies that it is meant for a specific purpose or activity. Therefore, the most logical explanation for the correct answer "for hunting" is that the small dagger is specifically designed and used for hunting purposes.

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  • 19. 

    Thrice

    • A.

      For hunting

    • B.

      Excesses

    • C.

      Three times

    • D.

      Staff

    Correct Answer
    C. Three times
    Explanation
    The answer "three times" is the correct answer because it directly corresponds to the given word "thrice." "Three times" means the action or event occurs on three separate occasions, which aligns with the concept of "thrice."

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  • 20. 

    Cope

    • A.

      Short cloak

    • B.

      Food

    • C.

      Angry

    • D.

      Confession

    Correct Answer
    A. Short cloak
  • 21. 

    Clerk

    • A.

      Food

    • B.

      Apart

    • C.

      Worked

    • D.

      Scholar

    Correct Answer
    D. Scholar
    Explanation
    The word "scholar" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the given list that does not have any connection or similarity with the other words. The other words, such as "clerk," "food," "apart," and "worked" all have a common theme of being related to work or daily life activities. However, "scholar" stands out as it refers to a person who is engaged in academic or intellectual pursuits, which is different from the other words.

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  • 22. 

    Docked

    • A.

      Grassy plot

    • B.

      Clipped short

    • C.

      Bluntly

    • D.

      Silent

    Correct Answer
    B. Clipped short
    Explanation
    The word "clipped short" suggests that something has been cut or trimmed to a shorter length. In the given context, it implies that the grass on the grassy plot has been cut or trimmed to a shorter length. This could be done to maintain the neatness and tidiness of the area. The word "docked" refers to the act of cutting or shortening something, but it is commonly used when referring to the tail of an animal. Therefore, "clipped short" is a more appropriate description for the grassy plot in this context.

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  • 23. 

    Dumb

    • A.

      Silent

    • B.

      Documents

    • C.

      Plagues

    • D.

      Excellent

    Correct Answer
    A. Silent
    Explanation
    The word "silent" means not making any sound or not speaking. It is the opposite of being noisy or loud. Out of the given options, "dumb" is the closest in meaning to "silent." However, "dumb" can also refer to someone who is unable to speak or lacks intelligence, which is not the intended meaning in this context. Therefore, "silent" is the correct answer as it directly relates to the meaning of not making any sound.

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  • 24. 

    Whelks

    • A.

      Three times

    • B.

      Documents

    • C.

      Swellings

    • D.

      Knapsack

    Correct Answer
    C. Swellings
  • 25. 

    Broad

    • A.

      Bluntly

    • B.

      Wine

    • C.

      Apart

    • D.

      Worked

    Correct Answer
    A. Bluntly
    Explanation
    Bluntly means speaking or acting in a direct, straightforward manner without trying to be tactful or considerate of others' feelings. Out of the given words, "bluntly" is the only one that fits the definition. "Broad" refers to something wide or having a wide range, "wine" is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes, "apart" means separated or spaced out, and "worked" refers to the act of performing labor or completing a task. Therefore, "bluntly" is the correct answer.

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  • 26. 

    Asunder

    • A.

      Apart

    • B.

      Jaunty

    • C.

      Confession

    • D.

      Food

    Correct Answer
    A. Apart
    Explanation
    The word "apart" is the correct answer because it is a synonym for "asunder." Both words mean to be separated or divided. The other options, "jaunty," "confession," and "food," do not have the same meaning as "asunder" and are not related to the concept of being separated or divided.

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  • 27. 

    Dirk

    • A.

      Belt

    • B.

      Small dagger

    • C.

      Cloak

    • D.

      Short cloak

    Correct Answer
    B. Small dagger
    Explanation
    The word "dirk" is commonly used to refer to a small dagger. It is a type of weapon that is typically shorter than a sword and has a pointed blade. The other options listed, such as "belt," "cloak," and "short cloak," do not have any direct association with the word "dirk." Therefore, the correct answer is "small dagger."

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  • 28. 

    Dainty

    • A.

      Excellent

    • B.

      Jaunty

    • C.

      Staff

    • D.

      Bluntly

    Correct Answer
    A. Excellent
    Explanation
    The word "excellent" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the given list that is synonymous with "outstanding" or "superb." The other words, "dainty," "jaunty," "staff," and "bluntly," do not share the same meaning as "excellent." Therefore, "excellent" is the most appropriate choice among the options provided.

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  • 29. 

    Shrift

    • A.

      Silent

    • B.

      Piece

    • C.

      Angry

    • D.

      Confession

    Correct Answer
    D. Confession
    Explanation
    The word "confession" stands out from the other words because it is the only one that relates to admitting or revealing something, typically a secret or wrongdoing. "Shrift," "silent," "piece," and "angry" do not have the same connotation of disclosure or admission. Therefore, "confession" is the odd one out in this group of words.

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  • 30. 

    Wallet

    • A.

      Knapsack

    • B.

      When dining

    • C.

      Belt

    • D.

      Stockings

    Correct Answer
    A. Knapsack
    Explanation
    The word "knapsack" is the only one in the list that is related to carrying or holding items. The other words (wallet, belt, stockings) are all related to clothing or accessories. Therefore, "knapsack" is the odd one out in this group.

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