Quiz: The Canterbury Tales MCQ Trivia!

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The Canterbury Tales Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Who wrote The Canterbury Tales?
    • A. 

      William Shakespeare

    • B. 

      Geoffrey Chaucer

    • C. 

      William Langland

    • D. 

      John Gower

  • 2. 
    A story that connects small stories together is called a(n):
    • A. 

      Frame

    • B. 

      Moral

    • C. 

      Epic

    • D. 

      Narrative

  • 3. 
    The Canterbury Tales were originally written in?
    • A. 

      French

    • B. 

      German

    • C. 

      Latin

    • D. 

      Middle English

  • 4. 
    Which pilgrim preaches that "Love of money is the root of all evil?"
  • 5. 
    A  prologue is a(n)
    • A. 

      Conclusion

    • B. 

      Prayer

    • C. 

      Rhyme

    • D. 

      Introduction

  • 6. 
    The Canterbury Tales begins in_____________
    • A. 

      The English countryside

    • B. 

      The knight's castle

    • C. 

      The Tabard Inn

    • D. 

      Canterbury Cathedral

  • 7. 
    Whose shrine are the pilgrims going to visit?
  • 8. 
    Which pilgrim has been married 5 times?
  • 9. 
    'He wore a fustian tunic stained and dark With smudges where his armor had left a mark.'?
  • 10. 
    I'm young, dashing, heroic, and handsome. I keep up with the lastest fashions at court and can wow the ladies with my poetry and singing.
  • 11. 
    Although I could be called a holy man, I really pride myself on being a great hunter, and I will spare no expense for my equipment and clothing.
  • 12. 
    Do you want to buy one of my holy relics along with that certificate of absolution hot from Rome? Some people say they're just pig's bones but don't believe a word they say.
  • 13. 
    I like traveling and I like men - or at least I like the money they leave me when they pass away.
  • 14. 
    His yellow hair falls down to his shoulders like rat-tails.
  • 15. 
    This pilgrim is truthful, honorable, generous, modest, and courteous.
  • 16. 
    In "The Pardoner's Tale," who tells the three rioters where they can find Death?
    • A. 

      The bartender

    • B. 

      The priest

    • C. 

      An old man

    • D. 

      Their friend

  • 17. 
    What do the rioters first find under the large oak tree?
    • A. 

      A pile of gold

    • B. 

      Death

    • C. 

      An old man

    • D. 

      Poison

  • 18. 
    The Pardoner can't help being:
    • A. 

      Sorry for his actions

    • B. 

      Lazy

    • C. 

      Greedy

    • D. 

      Friendly

  • 19. 
    In "The Wife of Bath's Tale," who makes the final decision about the knight's punishment?
    • A. 

      The king

    • B. 

      The knight

    • C. 

      The old woman

    • D. 

      The queen

  • 20. 
    Which of the following does the knight NOT complain about the old woman he must marry?
    • A. 

      Her poverty

    • B. 

      Her old age

    • C. 

      Her ugliness

    • D. 

      Her cruelty

  • 21. 
    According to the old woman, true gentility comes from
    • A. 

      The kind of job you have

    • B. 

      Your wealth

    • C. 

      Your own good actions

    • D. 

      Your family connections

  • 22. 
    "What do women desire most?"
    • A. 

      Treasure

    • B. 

      Power

    • C. 

      Love

    • D. 

      Respect

  • 23. 
    The narrator of "The Prologue" uses this literary device, often saying the opposite of what he really means.
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Rhyme

    • D. 

      Irony

  • 24. 
    When a writer develops a character's personality and physical appearance, he or she is using:
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Tone

    • D. 

      Characterization