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Married 5 times

Wife of bath

2

Product of Druid myth

Green Knight

3

Father of English poetry

Chaucer

4

Second most developed character in the Canterbury tales

Pardoner

5

Commissioned the doomsday book

William the conqueror

6

Innkeeper

Chaucer

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Has a moral code but can't adhere to it

Pardoner

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Compared to the old woman

Wife of bath

9

Little or no concern about religious matters

Pardoner

10

Brags about marriages

Wife of bath

11

Spent 20 years in prison

Sit Thomas Malory

12

A near perfect hero

Sir Gawain

13

Had Malory's work published after his death

William Caxton

14

Never mentions Christianity and his tale

Pardoner

15

Brought feudalism

William the conqueror

16

The most developed character in the prologue

Wife of bath

17

What happened in 1095

The crusades began

18

What was signed in 1215

Magma Carta

19

What began in 1348

The black plague

20

What was the date the first book was published

1475

21

What are the two changes the Black Death brought

Freed the serfs and ended feudalism

22

First serious poet to write in English

Chaucer

23

Two major themes of the tales

Unfaithful wife & impatient and suffering woman

24

What do we call the framework for the tales

Prologue

25

How did Chaucer most often define characters

By their best qualities

26

Chaucer wanted there to be ___ tales but he only completed ___

116; 24

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The wife of bath defends _____

Female sexuality

28

The old woman defends _____ and _____

Poverty and low status

29

The wife of bath story is like a _____ where a _____ leads to a magical transformation

Fairytale; kiss

30

What are the two distinct narratives woven into Arthurian legends

A mortal challenge and an erotic temptation

31

The two major types of ballads

Folk and literary

32

What two kinds of ballads does Edward, Edward fall under

International and conversational

33

What two kinds of ballads is Lord Randall

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34

The pardoner's tale is a story about 3 _____ who go looking for _____ after they are told he killed their friend

Hoodlums; death

35

Name 4 literary forms that were dominant

Epics, romances, allegories, and ballads

36

Name 4 literary genres present in the Canterbury tales

Fables, religious allegories, moral tales, vulgar sexual farces

37

How is the pardoner's tale ironic

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38

Name 4 elements of romance

Near perfect hero, quest, supernatural events, and evil enemy

39

Summarize get up and bar the door

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40

Know three elements of a romantic hero and how they apply to Arthurian legend

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41

Defeated the Anglo Saxon King

William the conqueror