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Question 1:
What did Geoffrey Chaucer do for a living?
Martial Artist
Glider pilot
Author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, diplomat
Songwriter, Musician , producer,

Question 2: Alongside Chaucer's Works, the most impressive literary monument of the period is ________'s Acts and Monuments….
John FoxeThomas CranmerVestments controversyRobert Crowley (printer)

Question 3: Chaucer's first major work, The Book of the Duchess, was an elegy for ________ (who died in 1369).
Philippa of LancasterEdmund CrouchbackJohn of Gaunt, 1st Duke of LancasterBlanche of Lancaster

Question 4:
When was Geoffrey Chaucer born?
c. 1343

Question 5: The poetry of Chaucer, along with other writers of the era, is credited with helping to standardize the London Dialect of the ________ language from a combination of the Kentish and Midlands dialects.
Old NorseGreat Vowel ShiftMiddle EnglishOld English

Question 6:
When did Geoffrey Chaucer die?

Question 7: Chaucer traveled to Picardy the next year as part of a military expedition, and visited Genoa and ________ in 1373.

Question 8: What raptus means, ________ or possibly kidnapping, is unclear, but the incident seems to have been resolved quickly and did not leave a stain on Chaucer's reputation.
Sexual assaultRapeProstitutionSexual abuse

Question 9: He became a member of the royal court of Edward III as a varlet de chambre, yeoman, or ________ on 20 June 1367, a position which could entail any number of jobs.
MadamLordEsquireMister (Mr.)

Question 10:
When is Geoffrey Chaucer's birthday?
c. 1343
c. 1946
c. 1820
c. 1550

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