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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who is the focus of the Shipman's Tale?
(a) A shipman.
(b) A merchant.
(c) A nun.
(d) A knight.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the canon make the priest believe he turned quicksilver into?

2. Who is Sir John?

3. How much money does the merchant's wife ask for?

4. Who does the Prioress praise in her prologue?

5. Who killed the man in the coffin at the inn?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is it fitting that the journey ends with the Parson's Tale?

2. Why is the Second Nun's Tale so appropriate for her?

3. What kind of a man is Phoebus in the Manciple's Tale?

4. What is the purpose of the Canon's Yeoman's Prologue?

5. What becomes the downfall for both Chanticleer and the fox in the Nun's Priest's Tale?

6. Why does Virginius kill his daughter?

7. What is the parallel between the Canon's Yeoman's Prologue and his Tale?

8. What is the lesson the Second Nun's Tale teaches women?

9. How is the merchant's wife able to buy the clothes she wants?

10. Where is the inspiration for the Manciple's Tale?

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