The Canterbury Tales Quiz

Test your knowledge of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

Question 1:How many pilgrims are there on the Canterbury Pilgrimage?
29
14
31
10
Question 2:Who always preaches: Radix Malorum est Cupiditas?
The Man of Law
The Miller
The Pardoner
The Wife of Bath
The Knight
Question 3:In the Miller's Tale, who is Alisoun's lover?
Harry Bailey
Nicholas
Alan
Arcite
Damien
Question 4:How many husbands has the Wife of Bath had?
2
3
5
1
6
Question 5:Who is the heroine of the Man of Law's tale?
May
Virginia
Custance
Alisoun
Emelye
Question 6:In the General Prologue, which pilgrim is described as dressed in green?
The Reeve
The Yeoman
The Squire
The Man of Law
The Physician
Question 7:In the Physician's Tale, what does the Knight do to spare his daughter from being handed over to the corrupt judge?
Cuts her head off
Locks her in a castle tower
Sends her to France
Marries her off
Puts her in a nunnery
Question 8:In the Wife of Bath's tale, what is the Knight's quest?
To discover what women most desire
To find the Holy Grail
To defeat the Green Knight
To rescue a kidnapped maiden
Question 9:Who is the first pilgrim to tell a tale?
The Pardoner
The Shipman
The Nun's Priest
The Franklin
The Knight
Question 10:To what shrine are the Pilgrims traveling?
Shrine of Edward the Confessor
Shrine of Thomas of Becket
Shrine of the Holy Virgin
Shrine of Saint Patrick
Shrine of Saint Catharine

This Quiz has been designed by Stephanie Shennan.