The Canterbury Tales The Second Nun's Tale Quiz

"The Second Nun's Tale" concerns the story of Saint Cecilia's marriage to the heathen Valerian and the angel who chooses to intervene in human affairs. Be sure you understand how the angel alters the relationship by taking the quiz over this tale in Geoffrey Chaucer's classic work The Canterbury Tales from eNotes.

  1. When the angel grants Valerian one wish, what does he ask for?

  2. Which of the following is NOT among the meanings of the name Cecelia, according to the Nun?

  3. How does Cecelia say her new husband can see her guardian angel?

  4. Who does the Nun ask for inspiration?

  5. What does the angel give to the young couple?