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A STEP BEYOND

TESTS AND ANSWERS

TEST 1

_____ 1. The Knight

A. sang bawdy songs
B. was one of the most respected of the pilgrims
C. was an excellent woodsman, dressed in green

_____ 2. The Prioress' gold brooch bore the inscription

A. Honi soit qui mal y pense
B. Nil sine magno laborum
C. Amor vincit omnia

_____ 3. The Monk spent a good deal of time

A. in fasting and doing penance
B. justifying his extra-ecclesiastical activities
C. extracting money from his congregants

_____ 4. The various guildsmen were represented by the

A. Haberdasher, the Dyer, and the Weaver
B. Shipman, the Carpet Maker, and the Franklin
C. Reeve, the Carpenter, and the Manciple

_____ 5. In describing the Doctor of Physic, Chaucer mentioned his special

A. affection for gold
B. affinity for the Bible
C. ability to cure illness

_____ 6. The pilgrim who frequently quoted authorities on love was the

A. Friar
B. Summoner
C. Wife of Bath


_____ 7. In the General Prologue, Chaucer relied heavily on

A. scholarship and wit
B. subtlety and irony
C. sophistication and mood creation

_____ 8. The pilgrim with the fiery red complexion and the garlic breath was the

A. Reeve
B. Summoner
C. Pardoner

_____ 9. One could buy indulgences from the effeminate

A. Pardoner
B. Manciple
C. Franklin

_____ 10. According to Chaucer's original plan, the pilgrims would have told

A. 58 tales
B. 87 tales
C. 120 tales

11. In the Knight's Tale, Arcite and Palamon pin their hopes for winning love on fortune. Explain.

12. Why is Theseus often seen as the main character of the Knight's Tale? Use examples.

13. How is the Miller's tale of bawdiness a moral story?

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