The Canterbury Tales Overview Quiz

The Canterbury Tales Overview Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

eNotes' The Canterbury Tales Overview Quiz covers a range of tales and characters from Chaucer's beloved collection. Test your knowledge of the stories from the Miller, the Reeve, the Wife of Bath and more, with one helpful quiz below.

  • Question 1

    How many husband's does the Wife of Bath say she's had?

  • Question 2

    Which pilgrim carries a Latin-inscribed brooch that reads, “Love Conquers All”?

  • Question 3

    What is the purpose of the pilgrims’ journey?

  • Question 4

    What objects does Scornful Simkin, in "The Reeve's Tale," always have with him

  • Question 5

    What special animal appears in the Squire’s Tale?

  • Question 6

    Which character is branded by a hot poker?

  • Question 7

    In "The Miller's Tale," with what is the character Absalom obsessed?

  • Question 8

    What animal comes to listen to the Chanticleer's songs?

  • Question 9

    The Wife of Bath claims that more than anything, women seek:

  • Question 10

    What is January, the Italian knight in "The Merchant's Tale," eager to do?

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