The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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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.

  • Question 1

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

  • Question 2

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

  • Question 3

    Though what does the schoolboy pass through every day?

  • Question 4

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

  • Question 5

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

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