Short Questions and Answers of ‘Prologue to the Canterbury Tales’ by Geoffrey Chaucer 2

Name some important characters in ‘The Prologue’?

The important characters are the host, the village parson, the knight etc.

List the ecclesiastical characters in ‘The Prologue’?

The ecclesiastical characters are Prioress, nun, priest, Friar, monk, the village parson, the summoner and pardoner.

What are some of the places where the Knight has fought?

Knight has fought in Christendom and heathen lands, Alexandria, Prussia, Lithuania and Russia, Granada, Lyes, Attalia and Turkey.

What is the actual name of Prioress?

The actual name of Prioress is Madame Eglantine.

Do you like anything special in Chaucer’s description of the Prioress?

Chaucer specially described the manner of eating, her speaking in French and her forehead.



How many husbands The Wife of Bath had?

She had five husbands at the church door, besides other company in her youth.

When the Parson asks allegorically, “if gold rust, what would the iron do?” what is he talking about?

Parson means the guide or the leader himself corrupted than what will be the common man do.

What song could the Pardoner sing?

Pardoner sang an offertory.( the portion of the mass sung while the faithful present their offerings)

Why do the pilgrims go to the shrine of St. Beckett?

The pilgrims go to see the shrine of blessed martyr (St. Beckett) who helped them when they were sick.


Why did the assorted people stay at Tabard Inn?

They were pilgrims and by chance had fallen in fellowship. They wanted to ride to Canterbury.

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