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The Prioress's Tale: Quiz


Question 1: Her story is of a child martyr killed by Jews, a common theme in Medieval Christianity, and much later criticism focuses on the tale's ________.
Racial antisemitismReligious antisemitismAntisemitismThe Holocaust

Question 2: The Jews were banished from ________ in 1290, one hundred years before the tale was written and so it had to be set in some un-named Asian city.
EnglandWalesUnited KingdomScotland

Question 3: Her overzealousness to her pet dogs and to mice killed in traps is perhaps misdirected in a ________, who might otherwise be serving the poor.
The ReverendNunVenerableClergy

Question 4: "The Prioress's Tale" (Middle English: The Prioresses Tale) follows The Shipman's Tale in ________'s The Canterbury Tales.
Geoffrey ChaucerThe Legend of Good WomenTroilus and CriseydeThe Knight's Tale

Question 5: The story begins with an invocation to the Virgin Mary, then sets the scene in Asia, where a community of Jews live in a ________ city.
Christian denominationEcumenismBaptistChristianity

Question 6: ________, 'That hath in Jewes' heart his waspe's nest', incites the Jews to murder the child and throw his body on a dungheap.
SatanChristian teaching about the DevilDevilAbrahamic religions

Question 7: Fradenburg notes that the substance of the "Prioress’s Tale" can be linked to the “’child-host’ miracle of the later Middle Ages” which involved the substitution of the “actual body of the Christ Child” for the ________.
Eucharistic theologyTransubstantiationEucharistSacramental bread

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