Chaucer And The Canterbury Tales

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Chaucer And The Canterbury Tales

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What year was Chaucer born?
    • A. 

      1325

    • B. 

      1345

    • C. 

      1435

    • D. 

      1400

  • 2. 
    What type of writer was he?
    • A. 

      A French novelist

    • B. 

      A scientific reporter

    • C. 

      An English novelist

    • D. 

      An English poet

  • 3. 
    Which title is one in which Chaucer also wrote?
    • A. 

      Troilus and Criseyde

    • B. 

      Trevor and Christine

    • C. 

      Persephone's Dream

    • D. 

      The Odyssey

  • 4. 
    What is a pilgrimage?
    • A. 

      When someone's home is ransacked and turned over from searching for something

    • B. 

      A bonding between brothers and sisters after a death in the family

    • C. 

      A journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion

    • D. 

      A short journey on one's own, made to alleviate stress and anxiety

  • 5. 
    In history, the Canterbury Cathedral was the place where which one of the following incidents/events happened?
    • A. 

      Thomas Becket, an Archbishop opposed to Henry II's policies on the church, was murdered there

    • B. 

      The English Muffin was created and perfected for future profit

    • C. 

      The Knights were ordained after long bouts of war

    • D. 

      Canterbury laws and missions were planned and put to use in the church and society

  • 6. 
    The Canterbury Tales were originally written in...
    • A. 

      Old English

    • B. 

      Middle English

    • C. 

      Modern English

    • D. 

      German

  • 7. 
    Where would you find an introduction to the literature, or the part which gives an overview of all of the different tales told within The Canterbury Tales?
    • A. 

      The Pardoner's Tale

    • B. 

      The Knight's Tale

    • C. 

      The Nun's Tale

    • D. 

      The Prologue

  • 8. 
    What happens in The Canterbury Tales?
    • A. 

      The pilgrims, who come from all layers of society, tell stories to each other to kill time while they travel to Canterbury

    • B. 

      The pilgrims fight each other for land and religious ranking in society

    • C. 

      The pilgrims travel to Canterbury to share a message of warning with fellow Christians about The Black Death

    • D. 

      The pilgrims continue to share and pass on the tales of the mighty Beowulf

  • 9. 
    A frame tale or a frame story is a literary technique used for the purpose of setting the stage either for a more emphasized second narrative or for a set of shorter stories. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The idea of The Three Estates is important to the social structure of the Middle Ages.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Women were not categorized AT ALL within The Three Estates during the times of The Canterbury Tales.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The Black Death was a worse plague than The Great Famine which preceded it and the disease was spread primarily by fleas and rats.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False