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The Canterbury Tales

by: Geoffrey Chaucer

Full Book Quiz

1. Why are the pilgrims going to Canterbury?

2. What does the Squire wear?

3. Who marries Emelye in the Knight’s Tale?

4. According to the Wife of Bath, what do women most desire?

5. What does Chanticleer dream?

6. Who are the three men searching for in the Pardoner’s Tale?

7. Who is branded by a red-hot poker in the Miller’s Tale?

8. Which of the following tales is a fabliau?

9. Which pilgrim has a forked beard?

10. What is the moral of the Nun’s Priest’s Tale?

11. What is the Wife of Bath’s Prologue about?

12. When does The Canterbury Tales take place?

13. For which social classes did Chaucer write?

14. What was Chaucer’s profession?

15. How many Canterbury Tales are there?

16. What is a romance?

17. Which tale qualifies as part of a medieval sermon?

18. Which pilgrims are most richly attired?

19. Which tales take place in the Orient?

20. Which pilgrim carries a brooch inscribed with Latin words meaning “Love Conquers All”?

21. At what time of year does the pilgrimage take place?

22. Which characters are connected to the Church?

23. Which tale is about a talking falcon?

24. Which tales are about the patient suffering of women?

25. Why does the Pardoner upset the Host?