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

2. What does the canon make the priest believe he turned quicksilver into?
(a) Gold.
(b) Glass.
(c) Bronze.
(d) Real silver.

3. Who is Cecilia forced to marry?
(a) Valerian.
(b) A lord who conquers her father's kingdom.
(c) Tiburse.
(d) A corrupt deacon.

4. What color is Phoebus' crow?
(a) White.
(b) Black.
(c) Blue.
(d) Red.

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

6. 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.

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

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

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

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

11. Who does Cecilia love?
(a) The Virgin Mary.
(b) Valerian.
(c) Her father.
(d) Tiburse.

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

13. Where does the Manciple's Tale begin?
(a) A faraway land.
(b) Egypt.
(c) Canterbury.
(d) The forest.

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

15. How does Chanticleer escape his captor?
(a) He doesn't escape.
(b) By tricking him.
(c) Through patience.
(d) By singing him to sleep.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who asks the Parson to tell a story?

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

3. What animal is Chanticleer?

4. What is the tone of the Parson's Tale?

5. How much of the town in the Prioress's Tale is Jewish?

(see the answer keys)

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