The Canterbury Tales The Shipman's Tale Quiz

"The Shipman's Tale" concerns a merchant, his wife, and a monk. Be sure you understand the moral failings of this trio by taking the quiz over this tale in Geoffrey Chaucer's classic work The Canterbury Tales from eNotes.

  1. True or False: The merchant's wife repays her debt through sexual favors

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  2. Of what is the merchant's wife excessively fond?

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  3. What does the Shipman promise to leave out of his tale?

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  4. Who is a frequent visitor to the merchant's home?

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  5. How does the merchant's wife say he must accept repayment?

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