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The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue

The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue


by Geoffrey Chaucer

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Q. How did the Wife feel about her fifth husband?

She loved him the best
She felt he was the worst of them all
She felt he was too aggressive in the sack. So she tied the sack tighter, and then heaved it over the side of the bridge.
Q. What book was the Wife’s fifth husband reading?

The Book of Wikked Wyves
The Book of Harrable Housebands
The Rathe Wight
Kynde Namoore
Q. What did the Wife do to the book?

She awarded it the Newbery Medal
She tossed it into the sea
She tore out some pages and threw them into the fire
She showed it the ultimate disrespect - she speed-read it
She submerged it into a pot of boiling water
Q. What was the result of the Wife’s fight with her fifth husband?

They fell in love with one another
She killed him
He was KO’d in the fourth
She gained the power in their relationship
Q. Whom does the Summoner criticize?

The Wife, for treating her husband poorly
The Wife’s fifth husband, for treating his wife poorly
The Friar, for interrupting the Wife
Hillary Duff, for not choosing meatier movie roles