The Canterbury Tales Summaries Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the Wife of Bath makes particular mention of an incident with her fifth husband. Why is the resolution to this conflict important to her tale?

Question 2 2. In Chaucer's The Miller's Tale, what subject is Nicholas obsessed with?

Question 3 3. In the summoner's tale, as found in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the story makes mention of anger. What is the point of these anecdotes?

Question 4 4. In addition to good work ethic, 'The Second Nun's Tale' primarily praises which Christian virtue?

Question 5 5. Which of the following BEST explains the frame narrative of The Canterbury Tales presented in the General Prologue?

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Question 6 6. As his tale concludes, the yeoman's final words, found in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales give warning to others who pursue this philosopher's stone. What divine warning does he issue?

Question 7 7. Arcita and Palamon attempt to kill one another after their release from prison as told by the knight in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. How is this battle resolved?

Question 8 8. Realizing that his daughter's virginity is about to be forcefully stolen, what principle or idea does Virginius convince Virginia to uphold in The Canterbury Tales?

Question 9 9. During the king's feast, as told in 'The Squire's Tale' from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, a foreign knight arrives bringing four gifts. From whom are these gifts?

Question 10 10. Where does the murderer dump the young boy's body?

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Question 11 11. The Plowman mentions in his tale from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales that a father assigned his young son a specific task. What was the task?

Question 12 12. According to the explanation provided by the Manciple in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, what is the moral of his story about Phoebus?

Question 13 13. Why is the Franklin a somewhat unique figure in The Canterbury Tales?

Question 14 14. In ''The Shipman's Tale,'' what sum of money is asked for as a loan, and by and from which main character?

Question 15 15. In The Reeve's Tale which of the following is true about the Miller?

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Question 16 16. Who tells the Tale of Sir Thopas?

Question 17 17. What best describes the Tale of Griselda, told by the Clerk in The Canterbury Tales?

Question 18 18. One element that increases the difficulty of the Monk's Tale for the modern reader is that it is written in _____.

Question 19 19. In The Canterbury Tales which of the following is true about the main character of the Cook's tale?

Question 20 20. In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, 'The Nun's Priest's Tale' is an example of which genre?

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Question 21 21. After years of a promiscuous lifestyle, January, from the Merchant's tale in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, decides to get married. What is his reasoning for this change?

Question 22 22. In 'The Man of Law's Tale', why does the Sultan's mother kill her son?

Question 23 23. In 'The Parson's Tale' by Geoffrey Chaucer, what does the Parson use as the image of Paradise?

Question 24 24. In the Friar's tale, which of the following is true?

Question 25 25. In 'The Pardoner's Tale,' according to the Pardoner, what is the root of all evil?

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Question 26 26. In ''The Tale of Melibee,'' what is one of the biggest mistakes Prudence says Melibeus has made (and that she tries to help him correct)?

Question 27 27. In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the Wife of Bath provides a prologue to her tale. What does she discuss?

Question 28 28. In The Miller's Tale by Chaucer, which of the following is true about the prologue?

Question 29 29. At the conclusion of the summoner's tale as told in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the lord's squire finds a solution to the friar's dilemma as to how to share his treasure. How does he solve this problem?

Question 30 30. In ''The Second Nun's Tale,'' why does Tibertius balk at the idea of going to find St. Urban, and why does Almachius want Cecilia, Valerian, Tibertius, and Maximus killed?

The Canterbury Tales Summaries Chapter Exam Instructions

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