Canterbury Tales Unit Test Review

Canterbury Tales Unit Test
According to “TWOB”, why is the
knight condemned to die?
• He attacked a maiden
What does the word REPROVE
mean in this line: “With no one to
reprove our faults.”
What is the main setting of the
story about the knight in “TWOB”?
•England in the time of
King Arthur
Which word is closest in meaning
Complete this sentence: The old
man’s beard was thick and ____.
• Hoary
What do we learn from The Pardoner’s Tale
by reading these lines about death?
And then Death went his way without a word
He’s killed a thousand in the present plague,
And, sir, it doesn’t do to be too vague
If you should meet him; you had best be wary
• The plague poses a serious threat
Which words best describe the 3
rioters in “The Pardoner’s Tale”?
• Greedy and rough
What do these lines mean from “The Pardoner’s
About the earth, which is my mother’s gate
Knock-knocking with my staff from night to noon
And crying, ‘Mother, open to me soon!
Look at me mother won’t you let me in?
•He is tired of
According to TWOB in the story of Midas,
his wife tells her secret to the water. What
is the point of this story?
•Women cannot keep
secrets to themselves
In TWOB the knight decides to
return to the queen and meet his
fate even before he meets the old
woman. Why?
•He gave his word he
would return
According to TWOB, why does the
knight agree to marry the old
• She promises him she knows
the secret to what all women
How do you know the old woman
is a fairy?
• The Wife of Bath suggests
the existence of fairies
when she frames the story
Misalliance means
•A bad marriage
Why does the old woman suddenly
leap up and claim her reward?
•The knight will not be
able to back out on his
What are the 2 choices the old
woman gives the knight?
• Old and faithful wife or a
young unfaithful wife
Complete this sentence:
The knight _____ every woman he
met to tell him what women most
What can you infer from the following lines
from “The Pardoner’s Tale”?
For my exclusive purpose is to win
And not to castigate their sin
Once dead what matter how their souls
may fare?
They can do blackberrying, for all I care!
• He wants his parishioners to give
him plenty of money
What moral lesson does the
pardoner convey through his use of
allegory in “The Pardoner’s Tale”?
•Greed is the root of
all evil
Why does the old man send the 3
rioters to the tree in TPT?
•So the 3 rioters will go
to their own deaths
In TPT what do the 2 rioters decide
to do after they have sent their
friend for food and wine?
•To kill their friend
when he returns
What does the rioter decide while
on his way into town for food and
wine in TPT?
•To poison his friends
Who is the old man in TPT?
In TPT, which character does the
Pardoner most closely resemble?
•The 3 rioters
Who sold the poison to the young

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