The Canterbury Tales Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the Host use as many medical terms as he can when speaking to the Physician after his tale?
(a) To show that he has been educated in medical terminology.
(b) To show his praise of the story.
(c) To keep the conversation going.
(d) To impress the rest of the pilgrims.

2. How does the merchant's wife offer to repay her loan?
(a) In bed.
(b) By doing one favor at any time.
(c) With love.
(d) By leaving the merchant.

3. How many times does the canon trick the priest?
(a) Four.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) Once.

4. How much money does the merchant's wife ask for?
(a) A hundred francs.
(b) Fifty francs.
(c) Seventy-five francs.
(d) Two hundred francs.

5. Who killed the man in the coffin at the inn?
(a) A mercenary.
(b) A knight.
(c) A thief called Death.
(d) A merchant who was wronged.

6. What flower does the Prioress name in her prologue?
(a) A lily.
(b) A daisy.
(c) A rose.
(d) An orchid.

7. What comparison does the Parson use for life?
(a) He says life is a dinner party.
(b) He says life is a tale.
(c) He says life is an ocean.
(d) He says life is a pilgrimage.

8. Who does the speaker of the Retraction ask to pray for him?
(a) Everyone.
(b) The Pilgrims.
(c) Chaucer.
(d) The Host.

9. Who does the Prioress praise in her prologue?
(a) God.
(b) St. Thomas Beckett.
(c) The Host.
(d) The Virgin Mary.

10. Who is the speaker of Chaucer's Retraction?
(a) The Narrator.
(b) Chaucer.
(c) The Host.
(d) The speaker is not named.

11. What animal tricks Chanticleer?
(a) A horse.
(b) A rooster.
(c) A dog.
(d) A fox.

12. How many sins does the Parson say everyone must avoid?
(a) Seven.
(b) Only envy, since all others derive from it.
(c) He does not address a set number of sins.
(d) All of them.

13. Who does Cecilia warn her new husband about?
(a) Valerian.
(b) Her guardian angel.
(c) Her father.
(d) Tiburse.

14. Who decrees Cecilia a saint after her death?
(a) Pope Leo.
(b) Pope John Paul II.
(c) Pope Benedict XVI.
(d) Pope Urban.

15. How does the youngest of the men find Death?
(a) He trades his life with the wandering man.
(b) He is stabbed.
(c) He doesn't find Death.
(d) He is poisoned.

Short Answer Questions

1. What books are retracted at the end of The Canterbury Tales?

2. Who offers to tell a tale after the Yeoman's Tale?

3. What kind of tale does the Host want the Monk to tell?

4. What does the Prioress offer in her prologue?

5. What does the Host do after the Prioress's Tale?

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