Week 9: Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

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Background Quiz

The following is a list of statements which are either True or False. When you take the quiz, you will have 10 of these statements, chosen at random. You can take the quiz up to 5 times, and your average score will be recorded.

Apply the 80% RULE when you are taking quizzes for these classes. In other words: don't stress about trying to get 100% on these quizzes. The quizzes are here to make sure you are ready to go on to the next activity. If you get 80% or better, you are ready to proceed. If you get less than 80% you need to go back and do the reading again (read more slowly, take notes) and take the quiz again, aiming for at least 80%.

  1. T or F ? Chaucer wrote the Canterbury Tales in French.
  2. T or F ? Chaucer was influenced by French and Italian authors.
  3. T or F ? Chanticleer is the name of a rooster.
  4. T or F ? A pilgrimage is a journey to a sacred place or a religious shrine.
  5. T or F ? Thomas Becket assassinated King Henry at Canterbury in the year 1170.
  6. T or F ? Chaucer includes animal stories in the Canterbury Tales.
  7. T or F ? The Chaurcer Variorum is located here at the University of Oklahoma.
  8. T or F ? Chaucer was born in Canterbury around the year 1340.
  9. T or F ? Chaucer wrote the Canterbury Tales when he was a very young man.
  10. T or F ? The Wife of Bath tells a story about what women really want.
  11. T or F ? Chaucer gives detailed descriptions of the storytellers in the Canterbury Tales.
  12. T or F ? Canterbury Tales is the earliest work of prose in the English language.
  13. T or F ? Santiago de Compostela in Spain is supposedly where the apostle James is buried.
  14. T or F ? The rich merchant's wife has an affair with a monk.
  15. T or F ? The Canterbury Tales, like Dante's Inferno, describe a journey to the underworld.
  16. T or F ? All of the stories in the Canterbury tales have a happy ending.
  17. T or F ? Geoffrey Chaucer is one of the most important authors in the English literary tradition.
  18. T or F ? Chaucer died in the year 1600.
  19. T or F ? Chaucer tells only Christian stories, rejecting all Greek and Roman stories.
  20. T or F ? The pilgrims in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales tell stories while they journey to Jerusalem.
  21. T or F ? Apollo loved the crow so much that he turned it into a white swan.
  22. T or F ? The Canterbury Tales is probably the most famous frametale in English literature.
  23. T or F ? Chaucer wrote in Middle English, which is the same form of English we use today.
  24. T or F ? Virginius and Virginia are characters from an ancient Roman story.
  25. T or F ? Chaucer was born and raised in France and moved to England later in life.

Modern Languages MLLL-2003. World Literature: Frametales. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. You must give the original author credit. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
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