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

2. Who approaches the group after the Second Nun's Tale?
(a) The Host's wife.
(b) The Parson.
(c) The Manciple.
(d) The Canon and the Yeoman.

3. Who tells the Tale of Sir Topas?
(a) The Host.
(b) The Manciple.
(c) Chaucer.
(d) Sir Topas.

4. Who does the Second Nun invoke in her prologue?
(a) St. Thomas Beckett.
(b) St. Cecilia.
(c) St. Francis de Sales.
(d) The Virgin Mary.

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

6. What does the Prioress offer in her prologue?
(a) The account of a saint's life.
(b) A poem.
(c) A hymn.
(d) A Scripture passage.

7. What does the Host do after the Prioress's Tale?
(a) He stops the pilgrims for a rest.
(b) He tells jokes.
(c) He admonishes the Prioress for such a sad tale.
(d) He asks the Yeoman for a comedic tale.

8. What kind of tale does the Host want the Monk to tell?
(a) A tale of friendship.
(b) A tale of love.
(c) A happy tale.
(d) A tale of nobility.

9. Who interrupts the Monk's Tale?
(a) The Parson.
(b) The Knight.
(c) The Nun's Priest.
(d) The Host.

10. What is the tone of the Parson's Tale?
(a) Joyful.
(b) Casual.
(c) Formal.
(d) Light-hearted.

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

12. Why does Virginius kill Virginia?
(a) To keep her from killing him.
(b) So she will remain pure.
(c) Because she lied to him.
(d) He doesn't.

13. Who tells the Tale of Melibee?
(a) The Narrator.
(b) The speaker is not known.
(c) Chaucer.
(d) The Host.

14. What color are the crow's feathers after Phoebus replaces them?
(a) White.
(b) Blue.
(c) Black.
(d) Red.

15. Who offers to tell a tale after the Yeoman's Tale?
(a) The Parson.
(b) The Cook.
(c) The Manciple.
(d) The Pardoner.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the Tale of Sir Topas begin?

2. How many times does the canon trick the priest?

3. Who decrees Cecilia a saint after her death?

4. What does the Parson tell as his “story”?

5. Where does the Pardoner's Tale begin?

(see the answer keys)

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