Chaucer, The Prologue And The Pardoner's Tle

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Multiple Choice ,testing student's knowledge on Chaucer and Canterbury Tales


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  • 1. 
    Paraphrase this section of the poem Canterbury Tales;*florin is the kind of money they used then."The youngest, as he ran towards the town,Kept turning over, rolling up and downWithin his heart the beauty of those brightNew florins, saying, 'Lord to think I mightHave all that treasure to myself alone!Could there be anyone beneath the throneof God so happy as I then should be?' "Write your paraphrase here:
  • 2. 
    Chaucer lived in the
    • A. 

      7th century

    • B. 

      14th century

    • C. 

      18th century

    • D. 

      10th century

  • 3. 
    During his life England was at war with
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Europe

    • C. 

      The Vikings

    • D. 

      Spain and Italy

  • 4. 
    Chaucer's primary career was
    • A. 

      Writing

    • B. 

      Attendant to the Queen

    • C. 

      Politics and diplomacy

    • D. 

      Soldier

  • 5. 
    The Canterbury Tales is about ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • 6. 
    There are ____________ characters in the story
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      26

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      29

  • 7. 
    The tone of this narrative poem is _______________________
  • 8. 
    Irony means
    • A. 

      Resembling two things or people

    • B. 

      Giving human qualities to objects

    • C. 

      Consonants at the beginning of each word

    • D. 

      A contrast between what's expected and what's real

  • 9. 
    Canterbury Tales is a(n)
    • A. 

      Narrative poem

    • B. 

      Epic story

    • C. 

      Lyrical story

    • D. 

      Myth

  • 10. 
    The Pardoner's tale is a ______________
  • 11. 
    The Pardoner's character and he story he tells is ______________________
  • 12. 
    Foreshadowing means
    • A. 

      Giving clues about what's going to happen next

    • B. 

      Comparing and contrasting two characters

    • C. 

      Emphasizing what's wrong in human behavior

    • D. 

      Thematic link

  • 13. 
    An allegorical figure
    • A. 

      Is usually a hero

    • B. 

      Tells moral tales

    • C. 

      Is a concept representing evil

    • D. 

      Represents an abstract concept

  • 14. 
    The Cantebury Tales is a frame story because______________________________
  • 15. 
    The main idea of the Pardoner's tale is
    • A. 

      Money is the root of all evil

    • B. 

      Friendship means loyalty

    • C. 

      Greed is a universal human weakness

    • D. 

      Death is inevitable

  • 16. 
    "......and suddenly the man was slain, Upon his bench,face up, dead drunk again.There came a privy thief,they call him Death,Who kills us all round here, and in a breathHe speared him through the hear.................."The figure of speech in these lines is _____________________________.
  • 17. 
    "Do no more harm to an old man than you,Being now young,would have another doWhen you are old- if you should live till then"What kind of figure of speech do you find in these lines?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

    • D. 

      Alletiration

  • 18. 
    The purpose of the Pardoner to tell a moral story to the pilgrims is to
    • A. 

      Make them aware that he doesn't really care about his job

    • B. 

      Make them fearful of dying before having their sins forgiven

    • C. 

      Give them a message that money is the root of all evil

    • D. 

      Let them know that he's not evil at all

  • 19. 
    Determine if each pair of these words are synonyms or antonyms;agility - clumsiness
    • A. 

      Synonym

    • B. 

      Antonym

  • 20. 
    Dilligent - lazy
    • A. 

      Synonym

    • B. 

      Antonym

  • 21. 
    Courtliness - elegance
    • A. 

      Synonym

    • B. 

      Antonym

  • 22. 
    Accrue - accumulate
    • A. 

      Synonym

    • B. 

      Antonym

  • 23. 
    Sedately - frantically
    • A. 

      Synonym

    • B. 

      Antonym

  • 24. 
    Indicate whether each statement is True or FalseGuests at the inn most likely ordered vermin for dinner.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Someone who counts his or her money all the time may be guilty of avarice.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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