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The Canterbury Tales: Quiz


Question 1: The Decameron by ________ contains more parallels to the Canterbury Tales than any other work.
PetrarchGiovanni BoccaccioFlorenceDante Alighieri

Question 2: In 1961, ________ completed his opera, The Canterbury Tales.
Désirée TalbotErik ChisholmCharles-Valentin AlkanJohn Joubert (composer)

Question 3: Another popular method of division came from ________, who focused more on audience response and less on subject matter (a Virgilian concern).
Thomas AquinasAugustine of HippoAnselm of CanterburyBlaise Pascal

Question 4: After the ________, many Europeans began to question the authority of the Catholic Church.
PandemicPlague (disease)Black Death migrationBlack Death

Question 5: It is sometimes argued that the greatest contribution that this work made to ________ was in popularising the literary use of the vernacular, English, rather than French or Latin.
British literaturePoetryEnglandEnglish literature

Question 6: The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle-English by ________ at the end of the 14th century.
The Legend of Good WomenGeoffrey ChaucerThe Knight's TaleTroilus and Criseyde

Question 7: Many of his close friends were executed and he himself was forced to move to ________ in order to get away from events in London.

Question 8: [60] Later, in 2004, ________ again featured modern re-tellings of selected tales.
Raidió Teilifís ÉireannTG4BBCNorwegian Broadcasting Corporation

Question 9: ________, a 1944 film jointly written and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, is loosely based on the narrative frame of Chaucer's tales.
49th Parallel (film)Black NarcissusGone to Earth (film)A Canterbury Tale

Question 10: The Canterbury Tales. Oxford Oxfordshire: ________, 1996.
Oxford University PressJohn Fell (clergyman)United KingdomLondon

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