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The Canterbury Tales Literary Devices Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following similes describes the Monk when he is outside of the monastery in The Canterbury Tales?

Question 2 2. How is the Miller's mouth like a furnace door in The Canterbury Tales?

Question 3 3. What is the purpose of personification in the opening sentence of The Canterbury Tales?

Question 4 4. According to The Man of Law Tale in The Canterbury Tales, who or what serves as a guide for Lady Constance?

Question 5 5. Which of the following best defines verbal irony?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is a form of irony in which the audience is more aware than the characters of the whole story?

Question 7 7. How many pairs of unstressed and stressed syllables should be in a line of poetry written in iambic pentameter?

Question 8 8. What other English poet, along with Geoffrey Chaucer, is famous for writing in iambic pentameter?

Question 9 9. Who is the humorous Host in The Canterbury Tales?

Question 10 10. Who are the characters that seem to be incorruptible in their faith in The Canterbury Tales?

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Question 11 11. In 'The Nun's Priest's Tale', the Rooster and the Fox both show _____

Question 12 12. A tale can be understood as an allegory if _____

Question 13 13. Which of the following was NOT a social class during Chaucer's time?

Question 14 14. The Parson's Tale focuses primarily on the theme of penitence, which was what?

Question 15 15. In the Pardoner's Tale, there is a sentence about three naughty boys whose swearing tears God's body apart. Why is this a hyperbole?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is a use of hyperbole to describe a person?

Question 17 17. Why is the following sentence an example of imagery? ''He smelled as sweet as licorice''

Question 18 18. Which of the following is an example of imagery from The Canterbury Tales?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT an example of alliteration from The Canterbury Tales?

Question 20 20. What is an alliteration?

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Question 21 21. In The Canterbury Tales, the image of Robin, the drunken miller, is what sort of mocking representation of the Knight whose story went before his?

Question 22 22. Which of these is NOT one of the three estates, or groups of people categorized by their level of socioeconomic influence, found in Chaucer's Medieval Europe?

Question 23 23. What does the reference to Aristotle during the description of the clerk tell the reader in The Canterbury Tales?

Question 24 24. In The Canterbury Tales, when the narrator describes what the physician reads, we learn that he is interested in all of the following EXCEPT which?

Question 25 25. Although Chaucer occasionally tells us about his characters using direct characterization, the reader can still not be certain these descriptions are true, because _____.

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Question 26 26. In The Canterbury Tales, we are told that the Canon is dressed in worn-out clothes, which _____.

Question 27 27. How did the Wife of Bath's husbands feel about her controlling nature according to her in The Canterbury Tales?

Question 28 28. In The Pardoner's Tale in The Canterbury Tales, which of the following is personified?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is an example of dramatic irony from The Canterbury Tales?

Question 30 30. In what version of English is The Canterbury Tales written?

The Canterbury Tales Literary Devices Chapter Exam Instructions

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