The Trip The Clergymen Ladies Gentlemen misc.

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What is The General Prologue (or Prologue)?
The point of this part of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is to introduce the characters.

100

Who is the Parson?
This member of the clergy is given the most admiring, flattering description.

100

Who is the Wife of Bath?
She was gap-toothed, somewhat deaf, and had had five husbands.

100

Who is the Knight?
He has been in many battles. He was true and gentle.

100

Who is Geoffrey Chaucer?
This man is the narrator and the author.

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What is Canterbury?
This is the town where the pilgrims are going.

200

Who is the Pardoner?
This pilgrim sang in a strong voice, had long, yellow hair, bulging eyes, a baby face, and carried a bunch of false relics to sell.

200

Who is the Prioress (Nun)?
She would weep if she saw a dead mouse in a trap.

200

Who is the Squire?
This young man is the son of the Knight.

200

Who is the Host?
This guy was named Harry Bailley.

300

What is the shrine of St. Thomas a Becket?
This is the place in the town of Canterbury where the pilgrims are destined.

300

Who is the Monk?
This pilgrim was a large man who loved to hunt, but not to work in the church. He loved fine clothes and luxuries.

300

Who is the Prioress (Nun)?
This pilgrim spoke French, was dainty and pleasant, and was the picture of medieval beauty.

300

Who is The Sergeant-at-Law?
This guy seemed wise. He made lots of money, and seemed busier than he really was.

300

What is 2?
How many tales are the pilgrims to tell each?

400

What is a free meal?
The pilgrims will win this prize if they tell the best tale.

400

Who is the Friar?
This pilgrim takes bribes for easy penance. He knows the taverns and barmaids better than he does the beggars.

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Who is the Wife of Bath?
This pilgrim wore a wide hat and red stockings.

400

Who is the Franklin?
This man looked a little like Santa. He liked to eat, drink, and be merry.

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Who is the Plowman?
This pilgrim was a hard worker, and the Parson's brother. He paid his taxes on time.

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What are 29 pilgrims and the host?
Who did Chaucer, the narrator, meet at the Tabard Inn?

500

What is satire?
Chaucer's characterization of the Nun (Prioress), the Monk, the Friar, and the Pardoner use this literary element.

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Who is Mrs. P?
This pilgrim has held many jobs, one of which was singer in a troupe of musicians.

500

Who is the Summoner?
This guy had a red face full of sores. He ate onions and drank red wine, then would only speak latin. His job was to deliver summons for the court.

500

Who is the Miller?
This guy had red hair and beard. He was built like a football player. He had a filthy mouth, plays the bagpipes, and cheats customers.

Canterbury Tales Prologue

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