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Grade 12 The Canterbury Tales
Why were the pilgrims traveling to Canterbury?
  1. to celebrate Thanksgiving
  2. to search for the Squire's brother
  3. to pay their respects to a Christian martyr
  4. to get revenge for the Knight
Grade 12 The Canterbury Tales
In what season did the pilgrims travel to Canterbury?
  1. Spring
  2. Summer
  3. Winter
  4. Fall
  5. Unknown
Grade 12 The Canterbury Tales
In The Wife of Bath's Tale, the old woman helps the Knight by doing what?
  1. Helping him figure out a way to escape the town
  2. Helping him figure out an answer to the riddle
  3. Helping him dance with 24 ladies at once
  4. Helping him cross the troll bridge
Grade 12 The Canterbury Tales
In The Wife of Bath's Tale, the Knight gets himself into trouble in the beginning of the tale by...
  1. Swearing at his mother
  2. Raping a woman
  3. Killing the King
  4. Marrying The Wife of Bath
Grade 12 The Canterbury Tales
In The Pardoner's Tale, how do the 2 men who are "guarding the gold" decide to kill the youngest man upon his return?
  1. Strangle him and then throw rocks at him
  2. Knock him out with a baseball bat
  3. Cut him after breaking his legs
  4. Pretend horseplay and then stab him
Grade 12 The Canterbury Tales
Grade 12 The Canterbury Tales
Why was it ironic that the 3 men died under the oak tree?
  1. the tree was haunted
  2. the bartender told them they would find Death there
  3. the old man's mom died there
  4. the old man told them they would find Death there
Grade 12 The Canterbury Tales
In The Pardoner's Tale, the old man tells the 3 men that Death is...
  1. Mother Nature
  2. Under the oak tree
  3. Just around the river bend
  4. Over the troll bridge
Grade 12 The Canterbury Tales
Grade 12 The Canterbury Tales
In The Pardoner's Tale, where were the 3 men in the beginning?
  1. In a tavern
  2. At the youngest man's home
  3. Under the oak tree
  4. Assisting the elderly
Grade 12 The Canterbury Tales
This character was described as brown-faced and well-dressed.
  1. The Parson
  2. The Cook
  3. The Doctor
  4. The Yeoman
Grade 12 The Canterbury Tales
Grade 12 The Canterbury Tales
Which character liked to hunt and owned many horses?
  1. The Merchant
  2. The Monk
  3. The Friar
  4. The Plowman
Grade 12 The Canterbury Tales
Grade 12 The Canterbury Tales
Grade 12 The Canterbury Tales
In The Wife of Bath's Tale, the old woman questions her husband at first because                              .
  1. he was drinking his pain away
  2. he was yelling at his brother
  3. he was ignoring her in bed
  4. he was stabbing her
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