Chaucer Review Quiz: The Prioress

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Chaucer Review Quiz: The Prioress - Quiz

A short review quiz on some of the details about the Prioress and her Tale.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the "General Prologue," the narrator implies that the Prioress is
    • A. 

      short

    • B. 

      Tall

    • C. 

      Somewhat heavyset

    • D. 

      Rather slender

    • E. 

      Aerobically fit

  • 2. 
    The Prioress' name is
    • A. 

      Madame de Gaulle

    • B. 

      Madame Eglantyne

    • C. 

      Madame Bovary

    • D. 

      Madame Bovine

    • E. 

      Madame de Farge

  • 3. 
    The Prioress's bracelet is made of
    • A. 

      Gaudies

    • B. 

      Silver

    • C. 

      Jade

    • D. 

      Ivory

    • E. 

      Coral

  • 4. 
    The narrator's comment that "She spoke French daintily, after the school of Stratford-Atte-Bowe/French in the Paris style she did not know" is designed to indicate that
    • A. 

      The Prioress did not speak French very well

    • B. 

      The Prioress was fluent in French.

    • C. 

      The Prioress was an accomplished linguist.

    • D. 

      The Prioress liked French food.

    • E. 

      The Prioress wore French clothing.

  • 5. 
    The overall impression that the narrator's description of the Prioress in the GP creates is that
    • A. 

      She is a holy woman

    • B. 

      She is a good prioress

    • C. 

      She is kindly and charitable

    • D. 

      She is pretty much a fake

    • E. 

      She is arrogant and proud

  • 6. 
    In the Prioress's Tale, what hymn does the boy enjoy hearing and singing?
    • A. 

      O Alma Redemptoris

    • B. 

      O Salutaris

    • C. 

      Tantum Ergo

    • D. 

      O Tannenbaum

    • E. 

      O Sanctissima

  • 7. 
    To whom and about whom is this hymn composed?
    • A. 

      Jesus

    • B. 

      God

    • C. 

      St. Francis

    • D. 

      The Blessed Virgin Mary

    • E. 

      St. Monica

  • 8. 
    Who tries to kill the boy for singing the hymn?
    • A. 

      Vikings

    • B. 

      Saxons

    • C. 

      Normans

    • D. 

      Teutons

    • E. 

      Jews

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