Geoffrey Chaucer's Literary Works! Trivia Quiz

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Geoffrey Chaucer Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know Geoffrey Chaucer’s literary works? He is considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and is best known for The Canterbury Tales. If you are an avid reader and think you understand much of the writing style he used and what set him apart from other authors and poets, this quiz is for you. Do give it a shot and see if you can decipher his style.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    They were objective and anonymous. This feature applies to
    • A. 

      Chaucer’s works

    • B. 

      Most medieval works

    • C. 

      Both

  • 2. 
    They were meant to be read. This feature applies to
    • A. 

      Chaucer’s works

    • B. 

      Most medieval works

    • C. 

      Both

  • 3. 
    They were mainly didactic. This feature applies to
    • A. 

      Chaucer’s works

    • B. 

      Most medieval works

    • C. 

      Both

  • 4. 
    The subject matter was predominantly religious. This feature applies to
    • A. 

      Chaucer’s works

    • B. 

      Most medieval works

    • C. 

      Both

  • 5. 
    Chaucer’s production was mainly imitative. This feature applies to
    • A. 

      French period

    • B. 

      English period

    • C. 

      Both

  • 6. 
    Chaucer experimented with new verse forms. This feature applies to
    • A. 

      English period

    • B. 

      Italian period

    • C. 

      Both

  • 7. 
    Chaucer created human-like characters with individualizing traits. This feature applies to
    • A. 

      English period

    • B. 

      Italian period

    • C. 

      Both

  • 8. 
    Chaucer made ample use of allegory and dream convention. This feature applies to
    • A. 

      French period

    • B. 

      English period

    • C. 

      Both

  • 9. 
    Chaucer concentrated on native models and traditions for tone and composition. This feature applies to
    • A. 

      French period

    • B. 

      English period

    • C. 

      Both

  • 10. 
    Chaucer was personally acquainted with people from different social backgrounds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False