The Canterbury Tales General Prologue Quiz

The frame story of The Canterbury Tales is a religious pilgrimage. Various characters, including a knight, a nun, a prioress, a shipman, a cook and many others each recount a story when bidden to do so by the host. Be sure you recall the details of the game and who is participating by taking the quiz over the General Prologue in Geoffrey Chaucer's classic work The Canterbury Tales from eNotes.

  1. Which of the travelers is introduced first?

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  2. Where are the twenty-nine travelers headed?

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  3. What season is it as Chaucer begins his tale?

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  4. What does the Prioress seem most concerned with?

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  5. What does it take to receive absolution from Friar Hubert?

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