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  Which of these is not included in the Canterbury Tales? Geoffrey Chaucer See if you know the answer
Answered: 564 times
Correct: 284 times (40.4%)
Difficulty: medium
Incorrect: 280 times (39.8%)
Skipped: 139 times (19.8%)
  Which one of these tales is a story of heroic love and a tournament?
The Canterbury Tales
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Answered: 20855 times
Correct: 18422 times (63.1%)
Difficulty: medium
Incorrect: 2433 times (8.3%)
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  In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the character of Chanticleer is a? See if you know the answer
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Correct: 8316 times (38.7%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 6346 times (29.5%)
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  Why are Chaucer's characters telling the stories of The Canterbury Tales? See if you know the answer
Answered: 1411 times
Correct: 1267 times (80.5%)
Difficulty: easy
Incorrect: 144 times (9.2%)
Skipped: 162 times (10.3%)
  Which two characters of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales are described as "birds...of the same feather"? See if you know the answer
Answered: 1077 times
Correct: 447 times (29.0%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 630 times (40.9%)
Skipped: 464 times (30.1%)
  How many female characters tell stories in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales? See if you know the answer
Answered: 493 times
Correct: 117 times (21.0%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 376 times (67.4%)
Skipped: 65 times (11.6%)
  Which of the "religious" characters from Chacer's The Canterbury Tales is actually a good, pious man who practices what he preaches? See if you know the answer
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Correct: 382 times (26.6%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 640 times (44.6%)
Skipped: 414 times (28.8%)
  In "The Nun's Priest's Tale," of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, what is Chanticleer? See if you know the answer
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Correct: 752 times (53.4%)
Difficulty: medium
Incorrect: 227 times (16.1%)
Skipped: 428 times (30.4%)
  What type of story is "The Nun's Priest's Tale" of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales? See if you know the answer
Answered: 900 times
Correct: 250 times (17.7%)
Difficulty: very difficult
Incorrect: 650 times (45.9%)
Skipped: 516 times (36.4%)
  What, essentially, is the moral of "The Nun's Priest's Tale" of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales? See if you know the answer
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Correct: 467 times (32.9%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 389 times (27.4%)
Skipped: 565 times (39.8%)
  If cats could write poetry, in Henry Beard's Poetry for Cats: The Definitive Anthology of Distinguished Feline Verse, whose cat might have submitted an entry entitled "The Cat's Tale?"

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Correct: 454 times (60.1%)
Difficulty: medium
Incorrect: 111 times (14.7%)
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  If cats could write poetry, in Henry Beard's Poetry for Cats: The Definitive Anthology of Distinguished Feline Verse, whose cat might have submitted an entry asking the "heavenly Mews" to sing

"Of cats' first disobedience, and the height
Of that forbidden tree whose doom'd ascent
Brought man into the world to help us down
And made us subject to his moods and whims?"
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Difficulty: medium
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"Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all Ye ... "Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness."
He was an English poet who became one of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement during the early nineteenth century. He died in 1821 at the age of 25 and was buried in the Protestant Cemetery, Rome."
"Can death be sleep, when life is but a dream," Who was he?
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Answered: 607 times
Correct: 491 times (73.7%)
Difficulty: easy
Incorrect: 116 times (17.4%)
Skipped: 59 times (8.9%)
  What word, used by Geoffrey Chaucer, has only been seen in print once? See if you know the answer
Answered: 431 times
Correct: 254 times (34.2%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 177 times (23.8%)
Skipped: 312 times (42.0%)
  In Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," which traveller tells the story of a knight of King Arthur's court who marries an old hag? See if you know the answer
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Correct: 966 times (28.1%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 1286 times (37.4%)
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  Kafka's Soup A Complete History of World Literature in 14 Recipes by Mark Crick
In Kafka's Soup, which Author is not mentioned?
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Difficulty: very difficult
Incorrect: 186 times (48.3%)
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  From the novel Katherine by Anya Seton her sister Phillippa de Roet married what famous author and poet? See if you know the answer
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Difficulty: difficult
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  From which author’s work did William Thackeray derive the title of his novel Vanity Fair?
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Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 1263 times (38.3%)
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  From The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, which one of these tales is a sermon? See if you know the answer
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Correct: 3411 times (46.5%)
Difficulty: medium
Incorrect: 1460 times (19.9%)
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  The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
From The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer:

"Whilom, ther was dwelling at Oxenforde
A riche gnof that gestes heeld to boorde,
And of his craft he was a carpenter."

This is the start to what pilgrim's tale?
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Correct: 2031 times (32.8%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 1512 times (24.4%)
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  The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

From The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer:

"In Flandres whilom was a compaignye
Of yonge folk that haunteden folye-
as riot, hasard, stewes, and tavernes,
Wher as with harpes, lutes, and giternes
They daunce and playen at dees bothe day and night..."

This is the start of which Pilgrim's tale?
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Answered: 3125 times
Correct: 1546 times (25.2%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 1579 times (25.7%)
Skipped: 3019 times (49.1%)
  Who are the female characters from Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales ? See if you know the answer
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Correct: 1037 times (57.1%)
Difficulty: medium
Incorrect: 456 times (25.1%)
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  When in April the sweet showers fall
That pierce March's drought to the root and all


-- and a warm wind is blowing, the sun and the birds are out again, and there are new leaves all over the trees --

then folk do long to do what?
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Correct: 239 times (56.4%)
Difficulty: medium
Incorrect: 102 times (24.1%)
Skipped: 83 times (19.6%)
  This literary character has been married to five men and is now on a pilgrimage, perhaps in search of a sixth. She tells a story to her companions about a knight who learns that all women desire to have mastery over their husbands, but she herself admits that her favorite husband actually beat her so that she's deaf in one ear. See if you know the answer
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Correct: 3999 times (67.6%)
Difficulty: medium
Incorrect: 580 times (9.8%)
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  In The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, ___________________tells a bawdy story in which an amorous student, Absalom,is humiliated by Alison, the object of his affections, and takes revenge upon his rival, Nicholas. See if you know the answer
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Correct: 1516 times (26.5%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 2058 times (36.0%)
Skipped: 2143 times (37.5%)
  In Chaucer's Pardoner's Tale, three ruffian bar-flies set out half-drunk to "kill Death" because, with the Black Death raging, Death has killed so many of their friends. Instead of finding a character named "Death", they do which of the following?

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Correct: 3014 times (53.1%)
Difficulty: medium
Incorrect: 616 times (10.8%)
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  In terms of structure, premise, and type of narrative, which of the following is the odd one out? See if you know the answer
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Correct: 165 times (40.4%)
Difficulty: medium
Incorrect: 138 times (33.8%)
Skipped: 105 times (25.7%)
  One of the major literary voices of the late Middle Ages/early Renaissance, and the first woman to earn a living as a writer, Christine de Pizan once wrote a series of letters to protest against one of the most popular books of her age, whose portrayal of women she considered profoundly offensive and misogynistic. Which was the book? See if you know the answer
Answered: 327 times
Correct: 112 times (25.5%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 215 times (48.9%)
Skipped: 113 times (25.7%)
  What does Geoffrey Chaucer have in common with the Battle of Agincourt? See if you know the answer
Answered: 138 times
Correct: 58 times (28.4%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 80 times (39.2%)
Skipped: 66 times (32.4%)
  Among Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims, who is indisputably the most vicious anti-Semite ? See if you know the answer
Answered: 202 times
Correct: 101 times (35.1%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 101 times (35.1%)
Skipped: 86 times (29.9%)
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