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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the Cook's name?
(a) Geoffrey.
(b) He is not named.
(c) Roger.
(d) Luke.

2. What is the Narrator's name?
(a) Geoffrey Chaucer.
(b) The Narrator's name is not given.
(c) Sir Topas.
(d) Sir Gawain.

3. Who does the Man of Law say has already told all the good stories?
(a) Chaucer.
(b) Shakespeare.
(c) The Knight.
(d) The writers of the Bible.

4. Who warns the Friar before he tells his tale?
(a) The Monk.
(b) The Host.
(c) The Nun's Priest.
(d) The Summoner.

5. Who reminds the Cook he must tell a good tale?
(a) The Narrator.
(b) The Host.
(c) The Prioress.
(d) The Pardoner.

6. Whose story moves Theseus to overthrow Creon?
(a) Four women whose husbands have died.
(b) Palamon and Arcite.
(c) Emilie.
(d) Hippolyte.

7. Who employs the summoner in The Friar's Tale?
(a) An archdeacon.
(b) A mayor.
(c) A priest.
(d) A bishop.

8. What does the friar in the Summoner's Tale promise in exchange for whatever the parishioners will give?
(a) Prayer and salvation.
(b) Forgiveness of sins.
(c) God's blessings.
(d) Peace of mind.

9. Why does the knight's wife transform into a beautiful woman?
(a) She doesn't.
(b) The queen allows her to.
(c) He asks her to.
(d) He lets her make a decision.

10. What is different about the Miller's section in comparison to the Knight's section?
(a) All of the above.
(b) The Miller's story is not about nobility.
(c) The Miller volunteers to tell a tale.
(d) The Miller has a Prologue.

11. Who first sees Emilie and falls in love with her?
(a) Arcite.
(b) Palamon and Arcite see her simultaneously.
(c) Neither; Emilie first sees Arcite and falls in love with him.
(d) Palamon.

12. Who tells the Franklin to go on with his tale?
(a) The Host.
(b) The Knight.
(c) The Prioress.
(d) The Squire.

13. How long does Lady Constance roam at sea?
(a) A year and a day.
(b) Until the snows came.
(c) A liturgical year.
(d) “Many months.”

14. Where are the Syrian merchants when they hear of Lady Constance?
(a) Rome.
(b) Paris.
(c) London.
(d) Milan.

15. Where is the Narrator going?
(a) London.
(b) Jerusalem.
(c) The town is not given.
(d) Canterbury.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Clerk’s Tale, how old is the king's son when he is taken?

2. Why is the Friar warned before he tells his tale?

3. What does the king in the Clerk’s Tale forge in order to pretend to be free from his wife?

4. What vision did the friar in the Summoner's Prologue have?

5. Who wants to marry Lady Constance?

(see the answer keys)

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