Chaucer Review Quiz

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Geoffrey Chaucer Quizzes & Trivia

A review quiz on the tales from the Prioress and the Miller.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In "The Prioress' Tale," the little boy has an overwhelming devotion to which religious figure?
    • A. 

      Jesus

    • B. 

      The Virgin Mary

    • C. 

      St. Francis

    • D. 

      The Buddha

  • 2. 
    Who murders the boy?
    • A. 

      Huns

    • B. 

      Romans

    • C. 

      Pardoners

    • D. 

      Jews

    • E. 

      Geats

  • 3. 
    What miracle does the Prioress say occurred?
    • A. 

      The boy kept singing a hymn though he was dead.

    • B. 

      The boy was assumed into heaven by God.

    • C. 

      The boy was miraculously healed of his wounds.

  • 4. 
    What happens to the boy's killers?
    • A. 

      Burned at the stake

    • B. 

      Beheaded

    • C. 

      Torn apart by horses

    • D. 

      Hanged

  • 5. 
    In "The Miller's Tale," John's young wife is named
    • A. 

      Melisande

    • B. 

      Alison

    • C. 

      Weltheow

    • D. 

      Eglantyne

  • 6. 
    Which character is foolishly desirous of Alison?
    • A. 

      Nicholas

    • B. 

      Absolon

    • C. 

      Lionel

    • D. 

      Gawain

  • 7. 
    "The Miller's Tale" could be described as
    • A. 

      Romantically comedic

    • B. 

      Philosophical and reflective

    • C. 

      Uplifting

    • D. 

      Crude and vulgar