The Trip
The Clergymen
Ladies
Gentlemen
misc.

100

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

100

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

100

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

100

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

100

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

200

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

200

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.
Who is the Pardoner?

200

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

200

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

200

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

500

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.
Who is the Summoner?

500

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.
Who is the Miller?