The Miller's Tale Book By Geoffrey Chaucer! Trivia Quiz

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The Miller

Welcome to the trivia quiz on the Miller's Tale book By Geoffrey Chaucer which tells us the story of a man whose wife is younger than him and his men drawn to her beauty. The main contenders for the wife's attention are two clerks. Take up this quiz and get to see just how much you can remember from the story.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What word is used eleven times to describe the activity of the character Nicholas (i.e. his epithet)? It's one word, Middle English.
  • 2. 
    What is the genre of the Miller's Tale? (One word, singular).
  • 3. 
    What is the condition of the Miller in the prologue to his tale?
    • A. 

      Angry

    • B. 

      Drunk

    • C. 

      Asleep

    • D. 

      Embarrassed

  • 4. 
    Generally the rule in courtly love is no touching.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    In medieval literature, 'ugly' people are usually virtuous because they lack the pretense and finery of upper-class characters.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What/who does Nicholas tell John is coming to end the world?
    • A. 

      Jesus Christ

    • B. 

      Judgement Day

    • C. 

      Flood

    • D. 

      Apocalypse

  • 7. 
    What qualities best define Absolon in the Miller's Tale? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Beautiful hair

    • B. 

      Beautiful voice

    • C. 

      Beautiful clothes

    • D. 

      The highest courtly manners

  • 8. 
    The Miller's Tale is meant to be ... (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Bawdy

    • B. 

      Inappropriate

    • C. 

      Ridiculous

  • 9. 
    What does Absolon bring to Alison after she gives him the first kiss.
    • A. 

      Meat pies

    • B. 

      A song

    • C. 

      A ring

    • D. 

      A kiss

  • 10. 
    The practical joke in the Miller's Tale, a necesary ingredient of the genre, is not especially elaborate in comparison to earlier French models.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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