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The Canterbury Tales: The Second Nun's Tale

The Canterbury Tales: The Second Nun's Tale

by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales: The Second Nun's Tale: She’s Second to Nun Quiz

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Q. What does Cecilia hope to remain all her life?


Unmarried
Jewish
A Modern Ferret magazine subscription holder
A virgin
Q. What does Cecilia tell Valerian an angel is protecting?


Her soul
Her chastity
Her family
The football. That’s one angel who is not going to fumble.
Q. What does Valerian need to do to see the angel?


Believe
Drink about a half bottle of Chablis
Become a Christian
Truly love her
Cross his eyes and then relax them
Q. What does Valerian request of the angel?


That his brother see and accept the true faith
That he die before Cecilia
That he be given a five-day grace period when his time comes
That Cecilia may become a nun
Q. Why is Tiburtius hesitant to be baptized?


Because he does not believe in God
Because he is afraid of water
Because anyone caught associating with Pope Urban will be burned alive
Because once you’ve been baptized, it’s so much harder to get out of going to church
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