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Reeves Tale - Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    This tale is called the _________'s Tale

    Correct Answer
    Reeve
    reeve
    Reeve's
    reeve's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Reeve's". In this question, we are given a sentence that mentions a tale. The sentence structure suggests that a possessive form is required to indicate that the tale belongs to someone. The apostrophe s ('s) is used in English to indicate possession. Therefore, "Reeve's" is the correct answer as it shows that the tale belongs to the Reeve. The other options ("Reeve", "reeve", "reeve's") do not indicate possession and are therefore incorrect.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the person who stole the grain?

    • A.

      Pardoner

    • B.

      Miller

    • C.

      Reeve

    • D.

      Lawyers

    • E.

      Cheese balls

    Correct Answer
    B. Miller
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Miller. Based on the question, it is asking who stole the grain, and out of the given options, the Miller is the only person mentioned. Therefore, it can be inferred that the Miller is the one who stole the grain.

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  • 3. 

    What is the job of the Miller?

    • A.

      Mills around

    • B.

      Makes hat

    • C.

      Makes corn

    • D.

      Operates a windmill

    • E.

      Grinds grain into flour

    Correct Answer
    E. Grinds grain into flour
    Explanation
    The job of a Miller is to grind grain into flour. This involves operating a mill, which is a machine that crushes and pulverizes grains, such as wheat or corn, into a fine powder. The Miller's role is crucial in the process of producing flour, as they ensure that the grain is properly ground to the desired consistency. By grinding the grain into flour, the Miller plays a vital role in the production of various food products that rely on flour as a key ingredient.

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  • 4. 

    Which word best describes Simkin?

    • A.

      Fair

    • B.

      Reputable

    • C.

      Charitable

    • D.

      Cunning

    Correct Answer
    D. Cunning
    Explanation
    Simkin is best described as cunning because this term implies that he is sly, crafty, and deceitful in his actions and intentions. This suggests that he is not to be trusted and may have ulterior motives. The other options, fair, reputable, and charitable, do not convey the same sense of deviousness and trickery that cunning does.

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  • 5. 

    What were the names of the two students?

    • A.

      Spongebob and Patrick

    • B.

      Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy

    • C.

      Alaric and Johanson

    • D.

      Alan and John

    Correct Answer
    D. Alan and John
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Alan and John because they are the only names mentioned in the options that could be the names of the two students. Spongebob and Patrick are characters from a cartoon, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are also characters from a cartoon, and Alaric and Johanson are not mentioned in the question at all. Therefore, Alan and John are the most likely names of the two students.

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  • 6. 

    Who was Simpkin?

    • A.

      Miller

    • B.

      Reeve

    • C.

      Pardoner

    • D.

      Student

    Correct Answer
    A. Miller
    Explanation
    Simpkin was a character in Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales". He was a miller by profession and was known for his dishonesty and deceitful nature. In the story, Simpkin is portrayed as a crude and vulgar individual who cheats his customers. His character provides a satirical representation of the lower class and their moral shortcomings. Therefore, the correct answer to the question is Miller.

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  • 7. 

    This line "Who hath no knave must serve himself someway" is an example of what literary device?

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Iambic pentameter

    • C.

      Couplet

    • D.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    B. Iambic pentameter
    Explanation
    The given line "Who hath no knave must serve himself someway" is an example of iambic pentameter. Iambic pentameter is a metrical pattern in poetry consisting of five pairs of unstressed and stressed syllables per line. In this line, the pattern is evident with the stressed syllables falling on "hath," "kna-" (in "knave"), "serve," and "way." The line also follows the typical iambic pentameter structure of having ten syllables in total. Therefore, the correct answer is iambic pentameter.

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  • 8. 

    What is the profession of the Reeve?

    • A.

      Farmer

    • B.

      Wheat Maker

    • C.

      Student

    • D.

      Carpenter

    Correct Answer
    D. Carpenter
    Explanation
    The profession of the Reeve is a carpenter. This can be inferred from the fact that the other options, such as farmer, wheat maker, and student, do not align with the typical role and responsibilities of a Reeve. A Reeve is commonly known as a local official or administrator who is responsible for overseeing the lands and property of a manor or estate. The skills and knowledge required for this position are more closely associated with carpentry rather than farming, wheat making, or being a student.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following are ways that the students got revenge on the Miller?  (2 correct answers)

    • A.

      Making love with his wife

    • B.

      Stealing his grain

    • C.

      Making love with his daughter

    • D.

      Taunting him with corn

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Making love with his wife
    C. Making love with his daughter
    Explanation
    The students got revenge on the Miller by engaging in sexual relationships with both his wife and daughter. This act of betrayal and disrespect towards the Miller and his family can be seen as a form of revenge, as it aims to hurt and humiliate him emotionally. Stealing his grain and taunting him with corn are not mentioned as ways the students sought revenge in this context.

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  • 10. 

    How did the Miller get the students to leave him alone?

    • A.

      Distracted them with his daughter

    • B.

      Let their horse escape

    • C.

      Gave them a task to do

    • D.

      Locked them in a room

    Correct Answer
    B. Let their horse escape
    Explanation
    The Miller got the students to leave him alone by letting their horse escape. This would have caused the students to become preoccupied with finding and recapturing the horse, diverting their attention away from bothering the Miller.

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  • 11. 

    How much corn did the Miller steal?

    • A.

      1 bushel

    • B.

      1/2 bushel

    • C.

      2 bushel

    • D.

      2/3 bushel

    Correct Answer
    B. 1/2 bushel
    Explanation
    The Miller stole 1/2 bushel of corn.

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