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The Canterbury Tales Primary Characters Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is the tale of Sir Thopas cut short in The Canterbury Tales?

Question 2 2. In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the Summoner holds a lot of power over the people in his diocese. Besides bribes, how does he abuse this power?

Question 3 3. Why does Chaucer suggest in The Canterbury Tales that the Physician chooses a diet that is ''greatly nourishing, as well as prudent''?

Question 4 4. Consider the Knight from The Canterbury Tales. What does his role in the Crusades reveal to us as readers?

Question 5 5. What did the Prioress wear that contradicted the piety of her religious position in The Canterbury Tales?

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Question 6 6. What did the Parson appreciate the most?

Question 7 7. What is purgatory?

Question 8 8. What criticism does the narrator have about the Man of Law, according to The Canterbury Tales?

Question 9 9. In 'The Canterbury Tales,' what can we reasonably conclude from the description of the Franklin as a ''worthy vavasor,'' from the comparison with St. Julian, and from the kind of tale the Franklin tells?

Question 10 10. Melibee seeks advice from a large number of people on what he should do about the attacks on his family. Which group - surprisingly - suggests that 'war is a cure for vengeance'?

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Question 11 11. What does the Friar expect in return for forgiveness in The Canterbury Tales?

Question 12 12. What is Harry Bailly's temperament in The Canterbury Tales?

Question 13 13. The Yeoman in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales mentions that his occupation has taken a toll on his physical appearance. What has happened to the Yeoman?

Question 14 14. What does Chaucer show by describing the artistic nature of the Squire in contrast to his apprenticeship in The Canterbury Tales?

Question 15 15. What is a major difference between the Pardoner and the Parson in The Canterbury Tales?

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Question 16 16. What do we learn about the physical appearance of the Manciple in The Canterbury Tales from the Ellesmere manuscript illustration of him?

Question 17 17. What other name is used to describe the Shipman in some versions of The Canterbury Tales?

Question 18 18. In The Canterbury Tales, what action shows the Nun's hypocrisy?

Question 19 19. ''The Canterbury Tales'' is set within the context of a _____.

Question 20 20. At the conclusion of 'The Nun's Priest's Tale' in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the priest receives quite a bit of praise for his tale. Why?

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Question 21 21. What is the wife of Bath traveling to see in The Canterbury Tales?

Question 22 22. Chaucer's satire of the clergy is _____

Question 23 23. According to the illustration of her in the Ellesmere manuscript, what do we know about the Second Nun's physical appearance?

Question 24 24. In The Canterbury Tales, what social class does the Monk ACT as though he belongs to?

Question 25 25. Which of the following describes the professional hierarchy through which a French person would have to move in order to become a master cook?

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Question 26 26. The Clerk from The Canterbury Tales is a student of what?

Question 27 27. How was the Reeve described in The Canterbury Tales?

Question 28 28. What sport does the Miller enjoy at festivals according to Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales?

Question 29 29. The two canons in The Canterbury Tales both experiment with alchemy, which is the practice of _____

Question 30 30. In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales the merchant claims to know a bit about marriage. How long has he been married?

The Canterbury Tales Primary Characters Chapter Exam Instructions

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