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The Canterbury Tales. Review Practice for Characters in The Prologue. Who Am I?. “He never yet a boorish thing had said In all his life to any, come what might; He was true, a perfect gentle ___.”. Answer:. KNIGHT. Who Am I?. “He could make songs and poems and recite,

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The canterbury tales

The Canterbury Tales

Review Practice for Characters in The Prologue


Who am i
Who Am I?

  • “He never yet a boorish thing had said

    In all his life to any, come what might;

    He was true, a perfect gentle ___.”


Answer
Answer:

  • KNIGHT


Who am i1
Who Am I?

  • “He could make songs and poems and recite,

    Knew how to joust and dance, to draw and write.”


Answer1
Answer:

  • Squire


Who am i2
Who Am I?

  • “She used to weep if she but saw a mouse

  • Caught in a trap, if it were dead or bleeding. . .

  • No morsel from her lips did she let fall

  • Nor dipped her fingers in the sauce too deep;

  • But she could carry a morsel up and keep

  • The smallest drop from falling on her breast.”


Answer2
Answer:

  • Prioress


Who am i3
Who Am I?

  • “This ___ wore a coat and hood of green,

  • And peacock feathered arrows, bright and keen…

  • His arrows never drooped their feathers low—

  • And in his hand he bore a might bow.”


Answer3
Answer:

  • Yeoman


Who am i4
Who Am I?

  • “Greyhounds he had, as swift as birds, to course….

  • He had a wrought gold cunningly fashioned pin;

  • Into a lover’s knot it seemed to pass…

  • The Rule of good St. Benet or St. Maur

  • As old and strict he tended to ignore;”



Who am i5
Who Am I?

  • “He’d fixed up many a marriage, giving each

  • Of his young women what he could afford her …


Answer5
Answer:

  • Friar


Who am i6
Who Am I?

  • “Whatever money from his friends he took

  • He spent on learning or another book.”


Answer6
Answer:

  • Oxford Cleric


Who am i7
Who Am I?

  • “Though there was nowhere one so busy as he,

  • He was less busy than he seemed to be.”


Answer7
Answer:

  • Sergeant at the Law


Who am i8
Who Am I?

  • “He lived for pleasure and had always done…

  • His house was never short of bake-meat pies,

  • Of fish and flesh, and these in such supplies

  • It positively snowed with meat and drink

  • And all the dainties that a man could think.”


Answer8
Answer:

  • Franklin


Who am i9
Who Am I?

  • In company she liked to laugh and chat

  • And knew the remedies for love’s mischances,

  • An art in which she knew the oldest dances.”


Answer9
Answer:

  • Wife of Bath


Who am i10
Who Am I?

  • “I think there never was a better priest.

  • He sought no pomp or glory in his dealings,

  • No scrupulosity had spiced his feelings.

  • Christ and His Twelve Apostles and their lore

  • He taught, but followed it himself before.”


Answer10
Answer:

  • Parson


Who am i11
Who Am I?

  • “For steadily about his work he went

  • To thrash his corn, to dig or to manure

  • Or make a ditch; and he would help the poor

  • For love of Christ and never take a penny

  • If he could help it, . . . “


Answer11
Answer:

  • Plowman


Who am i12
Who Am I?

  • “Broad, knotty and short-shouldered, he would boast

  • He could heave any door off hinge and post,

  • Or take a run and break it with his head.

  • His beard, like any sow or fox, was red…”


Answer12
Answer:

  • Miller


Who am i13
Who Am I?

  • “For he had carbuncles. His eyes were narrow,

  • He was as hot and lecherous as a sparrow.

  • Black scabby brows he had, and a thin beard.

  • Children were afraid when he appeared.”


Answer13
Answer:

  • Summoner


Who am i14
Who Am I?

  • “This ___ had hair as yellow as wax,

  • Hanging down smoothly like a hank of flax….

  • His wallet lay before him on his lap,

  • Brimful of pardons come from Rome, all hot.

  • He had the same small voice a goat has got.”


Answer14
Answer:

  • Pardoner


Who am i15
Who Am I?

  • “Bold in his speech, yet wise and full of tact,

  • There was no manly attribute he lacked,

  • What’s more he was a merry-hearted man...”



Who am i16
Who Am I?

  • Chaucer named me Madam Eglantyne.


Answer16
Answer:

  • The Prioress or Nun


Who am i17
Who Am I?

  • My name is Harry Bailey.


Answer17
Answer:

  • The Host


Who am i18
Who Am I?

  • My name is Hubert?


Answer18
Answer:

  • Friar


Who am i19
Who Am I?

  • He knew the taverns well in every town

  • And every innkeeper and barmaid too

  • Better than lepers, beggars and that crew.


Answer19
Answer:

  • The Friar


Who am i20
Who Am I?

  • “A lover and a cadet, a lad of fire

  • With locks as curly as if they had been pressed.


Answer20
Answer:

  • The Squire


Who am i21
Who Am I?

  • I speak daintily in French.

  • I wear a broach which reads “Love Conquers All” written in Latin.


Answer21
Answer:

  • The Prioress


Who am i22
Who Am I?

  • He was an easy man in penance giving

  • Where he could hope to make a decent living.

  • He kept his tippet stuffed with pins for curls,

  • And pocket-knives, to give to pretty girls.


Answer22
Answer:

  • The Friar


Who am i23
Who Am I?

  • He was not too fat…But had a hollow look, a sober stare;

  • The thread upon his overcoat was bare.


Answer23
Answer:

  • Oxford Cleric


Who am i24
Who Am I?

  • Gap teeth

  • Large hips

  • Hat as big as a shield

  • Travelled on many pilgrimages


Answer24
Answer:

  • Wife of Bath


Who am i25
Who Am I?

  • Chaucer named me Hubert.


Answer25
Answer:

  • The Friar


Who am i26
Who Am I?

  • I hold pardons fresh from ROME securely on my lap.


Answer26
Answer:

  • Pardoner


Who am i27
Who Am I?

  • I also have a horse which looks very thin, like it hasn’t been fed in a while.


Answer27
Answer

  • Oxford Cleric