The Canterbury Tales The Prioress's Tale Quiz

The Prioress, Madame Eglantine, tells the story of a child who is killed at the hands of the Jews. Be sure you understand how the child becomes a martyr by taking the quiz over "The Prioress's Tale" in Geoffrey Chaucer's classic work The Canterbury Tales from eNotes.

  1. What tone does the Host adopt when he asks the Prioress for her tale?

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  2. Who has placed a miraculous "kernel" on the boys tongue?

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  3. What does the schoolboy continue to do, even after his throat is cut?

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  4. What does the young schoolboy do to show his devotion to the Virgin Mary?

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  5. Though what does the schoolboy pass through every day?

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