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The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz

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Q. The contrast of the stories, the combinations of tellers and tales, and the presence of interludes between the tales in which characters reflect upon what they’ve just heard provide an extremely innovative way of exploring (although not really ever answering) million-dollar questions about the value and purpose of ______.


Literature
Math
Science
Philosophy
Religion
Q. The kinds of ______ in which the pilgrims engage, moreover, from jousts to wrestling matches to singing contests, can tell us important information about their characters.


Festivals
Ceremonies
Competition
Prayers
Parties
Q. These portraits explore the source of these pilgrims’ wealth and the way they (and their families) are dealing with their newfound social status. Which theme is this?


Competition
Society and Class
Warfare
Ambition
Literature
Q. Clothing and horses can show us the pigrim's ____.


Status
Greed
Hygiene
Religious affiliation
Wealth
Q. Which does not give a portrait of wealth?


Merchant
Tradesman
Wife of Bath
Prioress
Reeve
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