2cCT The Wife of Bath Semester 1 Review

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The Canterbury Tales
The Wife of Bath
ENGL 411 HO
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Matching I
Pardoner
4
_______1.
Who says “I was about to take a wife, . . .”?
Wife of
_______2.
Bath
12-13
Who says “I’ve been an expert as a wife,
That is to say, myself have been the whip.”?
Friars
_______3.
Who replaced the faries?
_______4.
Queen
Who intervenes on the knight’s behalf?
70-74
1 year &
_______5.
1 day
85-86
How long does the knight have to find the answer
to the queen’s question?
47-48
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Matching I continued
Midas
_______6.
130-131
Who grows “splendid pair of ass’s ears”?
_______7.
Barber
In Ovid’s version, who told Midas’s secret?
*158
_______8.
Crone
197
Who helps the knight by giving him the correct
answer?
Arthur
_______9.
Who is the king in the Wife of Bath’s tale?
57-58/269
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Matching II – Lines 285-390
Knight
_______10.
285-287
Who believes “gentle birth . . . descends from ancient
wealth . . .”?
Crone
_______11.
286-292
Who believes that one who “loves to work for virtuous
ends . . .” is a gentleman?
_______12.
Who believes lacking material goods means poverty?
Knight
353,370,371/ 375-377
_______13.
Crone
364-3661
Who says the “truly poor are those who whine and fret
and covet what they cannot hope to get” and “The poor
can dance and sing in the relief of having nothing to
tempt a thief”?
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Matching II – 285-390 continued
_______14.
Crone
338-340
“Who says “Gentility must come from God alone”?
_______15.
Crone
Who “need not fear to be a cuckhold”?
390
Crone
_______16.
389
Who is “old and fouler than a fen (swamp)”?
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Short Answer III
17.
YES/NO – Circle the correct answer. Does the Wife of Bath want
her audience to be offended at views? No. Lines 29-30
18.
(line 64) What crime did the knight commit?
“By very force he took her maidenhead.
19.
(line 67) How does the king plan to punish the bad knight?
The King condemns the knight to loose his head.
20.
21.
(lines 80-81) What is the knight’s quest? What question must he
answer?
To answer what it is that women want most from a man.
(line 82) What will happen to the knight if he can’t answer the
queen’s question?
“Beware the axe and say as I require.”
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Short Answer III continued
22.
(lines 100-114) List 5 things women say they want.
A. Do exactly as they please (freedom). 112
Dance attendance, make a fuss. 109
B. No one to reprove them of their faults/lies. 113
Cossetted and flattered.J106-108
C. Be called good and wise. 114
Oft be widowed and remarried. 104
D. Wealth and treasure. 101
E. Honor, jollity & pleasure. 102
Gorgeous cloths, fun in bed. 103
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Short Answer III continued
23. (lines 214-216) What does the knight say women want most?
The self-same sovereignty over her husband as her lover.
24.
(lines 230-231) What does the old lady (crone) ask the knight in return for
saving his life?
To take her as his wife.
25. (lines 257-258) Why does the knight stay “hidden like an owl”?
Wife looked foul and he is miserable because he know
he must marry the crone.
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Short Answer III continued
26.
(lines 276-277) List three reasons the knight doesn’t want the
crone
as his wife.
A. She is old and so plain.
B. She is poor.
C. She is low bred.
27.
(lines 395-399) What choice does the old woman offer the
knight?
Be old and ugly until death, but be true/loyal OR
Be loyal, ture, humble wife who will never displease you .
28.
(lines 406-407) What is the knight’s decision about his choice?
He leaves the decision to his wife.
29.
(lines 425-427) What happens to the old crone?
She becomes young and lovely and rich in charms.
Literary Element:
Couplets
C
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6. A couplet is two consecutive lines of poetry that
a. contain similar symbols
b. include metaphors linked by the word and
c. rhyme
d. have alliteration
C
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7. Which of the following quotations from “The Wife of
Bath’s Tale” is a couplet?
a. “In honor to us both, I don’t care which; / Whatever pleases you
suffices me”
b. “The knight thought long, and with a piteous groan / At last he
said, with all the care in life”
c. “His heart went bathing in a bath of blisses / And melted in a
hundred thousand kisses”
d. “May I go howling mad and take my life / Unless I prove to be
as good and true”

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