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The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale

The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale


by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale: Absolon, Absolon! Quiz

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Q. Of what does Nicholas convince John?

That he is the second coming of Jesus Christ
That there was actually an eleventh, lesser-known commandment that stated: "Thou should share thy wife with thy boarder"
That Alisoun has been swallowed by a whale
That God is about to send a second great flood
Q. Into what does John climb?

A coffin
An ark
A bucket
Bed with his mother. Get your mind out of the gutter - it was just thundering outside and he was a little freaked out.
Q. What does Absolon beg Alisoun to give him?

A kiss
Her phone number
The time of day
Ten minutes alone
Q. What does Absolon do to Nicholas?

Brands his butt with a hot poker
Pierces his chest with a grappling hook
Hacks his Facebook account and denies Alisoun’s pending friend request
Stitches his feet together with needle and thread
Q. What does Nicholas cry out that spurs John to action?

“Ice cream truck!”