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Old lady who had gap-teeth, large hips, and a strong opinion...(good at getting what she wanted)
Scarlet hose

Wife of Bath

1

Poor but rich in holy thought. Knew and preached gospel. Visited member of flock and was never too proud. Good Christian man...

The Parson

2

Hard working, loves God, pays tithes and gives to poor, and rides horse...

The Plowman (Parson's brother)

3

224 pounds, wide/strong, red beard, wart with red hair on nose, nostrils black and wide...
Bag pipes, white blue coated hood, sword/shield
...argues, tells naughties, thief and "class clown"

The Miller

4

Red cheeks, boils/acne, black eyebrows, thin beard, narrow eyes...
No money for acne meds, cake shield, and garland on head
(Lust, likes garlic and onions and wine, overlooks sin for wine)

The Summoner

5

Long, yellow hair(rat tails), bulging eyes, feminine goat voice, smooth chin...
Metal cross with stones, pig bones in glass, sings for $, makes fun of priest and congregation...
(Works in church yet makes fun of congregation)

The Pardoner

6

Trim and fresh
Dressed in uniform of trade,had knives of silver, and were wealthy....in want of attention.
Group of guildsmen

Haberdasher, Dryer, Weaver, Carpenter, Carpet maker

7

Ulcer on knee with oozing pus...secret ingredient
Possesses spices

The Cook

8

Self centered, fat, bug-eyed.
Nice boots, plenty of food, fine horses and clothes
(Hunted, gluttony, didn't like to study, ignored rules)

The Monk

9

Big head, gray eyes, small red lips, big breasts
Rosary, gold brooch, coral trinket, dogs, cloak, veil..
Tender hearted.
Tries to be part of nobility...focuses on herself

The Prioress

10

Curly hair and moderate height. 20 and agile.
Horse, short gown, long puffy sleeves
Joust, dance/sing, whistle, ride horses, writes songs/poems

The Squire

The Squire with courtly love is sleeping around

11

Fights in wars, jousts, wise.
NOBLE

The Knight

12

Striking, bright eyed, jolly, large
Tavern keeper with quick temper
Tale telling game, sets rules, guide and judge

The Host

13

In what month is Tales set?

April

14

Why are the pilgrims going to visit shrine of St. Thomas a Becket?

To thank martyr for helping them when in need

15

What city and inn does Chaucer meet pilgrims?

In Southwark at the Tabard Inn

16

How many pilgrims?

29