The Pardoner's Tale Book Quiz! Trivia

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The Pardoner

Have you ever read the Pardoner’s Tale book? Can you pass this quiz? It is all one of the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. The book is a religious fable in which the central theme of the story is that greed is not good. This fable comes about because, in the book, the characters find a large quantity of gold. Take the quiz and find out more about The Pardoner’s Tale.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What can you infer from these words of the Pardoner in "The Pardoner's Tale"? For my exclusive purpose is to win/And not all to castigate their sin./ Once dead what matter how their souls may fare?/ They can go blackberrying for all I care!
    • A. 

      He wants parishioners to seek forgiveness for their sins

    • B. 

      He wants his parishioners to work harder at farming for blackberries

    • C. 

      He wants his parishioners to think about what will happen when they die

    • D. 

      He wants his parishioners to give him plenty of their money.

  • 2. 
    What is the allegory that the Pardoner teaches in "The Pardoner's Tale"?
    • A. 

      People are not always what they seem

    • B. 

      Evil men will get what they deserve

    • C. 

      Greed is the root of all evil

    • D. 

      Even the best of friends cannot be trusted

  • 3. 
    What do you learn about "The Pardoner's Tale" by reading these lines? And then Death went his way without a word. / He's killed a thousand in the present plague, / And sir, it doesn't do to be too vague / If you should meet him; you had best be wary.  
    • A. 

      Death would rather not speak

    • B. 

      This is a story about the plague

    • C. 

      The rioters should stay away from death

    • D. 

      Death can be avoided if you are careful

  • 4. 
    Which words best describe the three rioters in "The Pardoner's Tale"?
    • A. 

      Friendly and fun-loving

    • B. 

      Greedy and rough

    • C. 

      Smart and dangerous

    • D. 

      Cautious and sneaky

  • 5. 
    Reread these lines that are spoken by the old man in "The Pardoner's Tale/" What does he mean? About the earth, which is my mother's gate, / Knock-knocking with my staff from night to noon / And crying, 'Mother, open to me soon! / Look at me, mother, won't you let me in?'
    • A. 

      He wants to find his mother

    • B. 

      HE is tired of wandering

    • C. 

      He wants to die

    • D. 

      He wants a place to live

  • 6. 
    Why does the old man send the three rioters to the tree in "the Pardoner's Tale"?
    • A. 

      So the three rioters will not kill him

    • B. 

      So the three rioters will go to their own deaths

    • C. 

      So the three rioters can find gold

    • D. 

      So he will have time to escape

  • 7. 
    What is one characteristics of an allegory that is found in "The Pardoner's Tale"?
    • A. 

      A story that occurs within the story

    • B. 

      Rhyming of every two lines

    • C. 

      A tale that is told as a long prose poem

    • D. 

      The use of characters to stand for ideas

  • 8. 
    In "The Pardoner's Tale," what do the two rioters decide to do after they have sent their friend for food and wine?
    • A. 

      To take the money while he is gone

    • B. 

      To carry away the money that night

    • C. 

      To give some money to the old man

    • D. 

      To kill their friend when he returns

  • 9. 
    What does the young rioter decide while on his way into town for food and wine in "The pardoner's Tale"?
    • A. 

      To poison his friends

    • B. 

      To look for Death on his way

    • C. 

      To find the old man and warn him

    • D. 

      To tell the old man what they found

  • 10. 
    Who is the old man in "The Pardoner's Tale"?
    • A. 

      Death

    • B. 

      Hope

    • C. 

      A thief and wanderer

    • D. 

      A mean-spirited villager

  • 11. 
    In "The Pardoner's Tale" which character or characters does the Pardoner most closely resemble?
    • A. 

      The old man

    • B. 

      Death

    • C. 

      The three rioters

    • D. 

      His parishioners

  • 12. 
    Which character trait leads to the downfall of the three rioters in "The Pardoner's Tale"?
    • A. 

      Innocence

    • B. 

      Greed

    • C. 

      Jealousy

    • D. 

      Pride

  • 13. 
    Which vocabulary word correctly completes this sentence? The _________ sold the young rioter a strong poison that he mixed with wine.
    • A. 

      Pallor

    • B. 

      Tarry

    • C. 

      Prating

    • D. 

      Apothecary

  • 14. 
    Which of the following was not a social change that occurred due to the Black Death?
    • A. 

      The peasants were given voting rights

    • B. 

      Feudalism died out because peasants were no longer tied to the land.

    • C. 

      The changes eventually led to the rise of a middle class that included the English Country Gentleman

    • D. 

      A shortage of labor allowed workers to set their price and negotiate rents.

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