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The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story

The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story


by Geoffrey Chaucer

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

1. 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 ______. -> Math
2. 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. -> Competition
3. 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? -> Society and Class
4. Clothing and horses can show us the pigrim's ____. -> Religious affiliation
5. Which does not give a portrait of wealth? -> Merchant