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The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Tale

The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Tale


by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Tale: That’s Not My Hag, Baby Quiz

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Q. What will happen to the knight if he does not discover what women most desire within one year?

He will join that exclusive club we call “Men”
He will be beheaded
His wife will leave him
He will be banned from King Arthur’s court
Q. Why does the knight have trouble in his quest?

Because he is too proud to ask a woman what she most desires
Because the women he asks lie to him
Because no two women seem able to agree on the answer
Because he is not quite able to grasp the concept of “me time”
Q. Who replaces twenty-four fairies?

An old hag
Twenty-four burly men
The new touring cast of La Cage Aux Folles
A wizard
Q. What does the hag tell the knight?

That women desire to be beautiful
That women desire to find a good man
That women desire to receive a $100 gift card to Forever 21
That women desire to hold power over their husbands and lovers
That women desire to be spared varicose veins
Q. What must the knight do for the hag?

Reverse her curse
Marry her
Slay the dragon who keeps coming by her house, trying to get her to become a Jehovah’s Witness
Marry her daughter