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The Canterbury Tales (Grade 10)

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The Canterbury Tales

1. 
What happens in the Summoner's Tale with the prayers that were supposed to be offered for all who donated to the friars?
  1. They were given a special blessing
  2. They were told to give all the valuables to the Friars
  3. They were erased from the board and never offered
2. 
What is the real identity of the stranger that meets the Friar?
  1. A farmer
  2. A old women
  3. The devil
3. 
How does the summoner respond to the Friar's Tale?
  1. He laughs at it
  2. He said he will pay him back when he tells his own tale
  3. He runs away embarrassed
4. 
How many pilgrims are making the journey to Canterbury?
  1. 20
  2. 30
  3. 40
5. 
In the Friar's tale, what is the duties of the archdeacon?
  1. To gain control and money from all his people
  2. To love and serve one person only
  3. To go a severely punish the people who have not paid the church
6. 
The overall theme of the Wife of Bath's Tale is:
  1. money can buy all the happiness in the world
  2. do not judge the book by its cover
  3. money and happiness go hand in hand with love.
7. 
How many husbands did the Wife of Bath have since she was at the age of twelve?
  1. 4
  2. 6
  3. 5
  4. 3
8. 
In the Knight's Tale, the two men performed what kind a battle?
  1. Jousting
  2. Sword fight
  3. Gun battle
9. 
The Nun's Priest's Tale is a fable. This means it features                                                                                               
  1. animals sacrificed for human greed
  2. characters and situations that defy the laws of physics, like an early form of science fiction
  3. talking animals and moral lessons
  4. unrepentant sinners and a judgmental God
10. 
At the end of the tale, the Pardoner tries the same trick on the pilgrims that he says he uses on the people he preaches to. That trick is                                                                                                                                                                     
  1. suggesting that they are all as guilty of these sins as the three thieves in his story, and if they want absolution, they have to give him their valuables right now
  2. making the people feel guilty for not preventing murders in the story
  3. making the people feel guilty for not listening and heeding his lesson
  4. hearing their confessions and then taking money out of their purses while they prayed
11. 
The Wife's Tale                                                               
  1. turns Arthurian conventions and the Chivalric Code upside down
  2. shows the aristocracy as capable of violence and rape
  3. puts legal and magical power in the hands of women
  4. all of the above
12. 
The Miller's tale is full of pleasures; they are explicitly                 
  1. sexual
  2. comic
  3. religious
  4. all of the above
13. 
According to the Millers' Tale, the main problem between Alison and her husband John, is                                                                            
  1. she is too smart for him
  2. she is too young and lusty, and he is too old to satisfy her sexual desires
  3. she is too lazy
  4. she is too ignorant
14. 
The Miller tells his tale in order to                                                
  1. prove to the Knight that they are equals
  2. prove to the narrator that he is not illiterate
  3. to gross out the women on the pilgrimage
  4. present a direct foil to the Knight's Tale
15. 
In the Pardoner's Tale, the Friar left one district to go to another because...
  1. the people were after him.
  2. he was punished and sentenced to death for lying.
  3. he collected money from the parishioners once he drained the district's money.
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