Trivia Quiz: The Wife Of Bath's Tale By Geoffrey Chaucer

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Trivia Quiz: The Wife Of Bath

Welcome to the trivia quiz on The wife of bath’s tale by Geoffrey Chaucer. The story is quite interesting as we get to see a world where king Arthur is not the one tasked with dispensing justice, but it is the queen and her lady’s court that does. They do so differently and paint the roles are reversed. Take up the quiz below and get to review the book.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This one word best characterizes the character and characterization of Chaucer's Prioress in the General Prologue.
  • 2. 
    Chaucer uses this word continuously to describe his Knight in the General Prologue.
  • 3. 
    How many husbands has the Wife of Bath had?
  • 4. 
    What does the Wife of Bath know about, when Chaucer says she knows 'the olde dance'?
    • A. 

      Weaving

    • B. 

      Love

    • C. 

      Pilgrimages

    • D. 

      Church

  • 5. 
    In Middle English literature, ugly means evil.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of these characters is considered 'evil' based on his/her appearance in the General Prologue?
    • A. 

      The Prioress

    • B. 

      The Wife of Bath

    • C. 

      The Miller

  • 7. 
    Chaucer is seldom critical of the Church, especially because he is a faithful Christian.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Chaucer often uses this rhetorical device to describe characters in the General Prologue.
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Litotes

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 9. 
    What does the Pardoner sell to Christians? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Pig bones

    • B. 

      Pieces of St. Peter's sail

    • C. 

      Bibles

  • 10. 
    Which of these are part of the three estates? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Laborator

    • B. 

      Orator

    • C. 

      Rhetor

    • D. 

      Bellator

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