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Study Guide Answers

1.     Why were people making pilgrimages to Canterbury?
     to visit the shrine of St. Thomas Becket
2.     Where did the narrator meet his merry group of travel companions?
     the Tabard Inn
3.     The Squire traveled with his father, the __________________ .
     Knight
4.     Who wore the golden broach with the inscription, Amor vincit omnia?
     Prioress Madame Eglantine
5.     Which traveler wore fine furs and had a stable of beautifully decorated horses?
     the Monk
6.     Who were the five prosperous tradesmen on the journey?
     Haberdasher, Dyer, Carpenter, Weaver, and a Tapestry-maker
7.     What was the "Magdalene"?
     a ship
8.     Which traveler was married five times, and an expert in the arts of love?
     the Wife of Bath
9.     This traveler carried his bagpipes with him, but was somewhat of a bully.
     the Miller
10.     Describe the Summoner.
     bad complexion, unsightly appearance, and smelly
11.     This traveler wore a long, blue overcoat, carried a rusty sword, and rode on a horse called Scot.
     the Reeve
12.     Who was Harry Bailey?
     Host of the Tabard Inn
13.     What was Bailey's plan to ensure the travelers a pleasant journey?
     Each traveler would tell stories on the journey; the best story would win its teller a free meal.
14.     Why did the travelers stop at St. Thomas Watering?
     to draw straws to see who would tell the first story
15.     Which traveler was the first to tell a story?
     the Knight
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