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Canterbury Tales, THE WIFE OF BATH
Terms in this set (17)
What is the Wife of Bath's purpose in telling about the disappearance of the elves?
To foreshadow the later transformation of the old woman.
What is the Wife of Bath's opinion of holy friars?
They are a danger to women.
Why does the queen ask the king not to kill the knight?
She thinks justice will be better served if he learns a lesson.
Why does the queen give the knight a chance to save his life?
She thinks it is more important to teach him a lesson than to kill him.
What question does the queen ask the knight?
What do all women desire above anything?
What does the knight do after hearing the queen's question and leaving her presence?
He searches all over and asks every woman he finds for the answer.
What is the main idea of Midas?
Women cannot keep a secret.
What is the meaning of extort in these lines?
'I will concede you this: you are to go / A twelvemonth and a day to seek and learn / Sufficient answer, then you shall return. / I shall take gages from you to extort / Surrender of your body to the court.'
To obtain by threat.
What question does the old woman ask the knight after they are married?
Do you want me to be you and faithless or old and faithful?
While the knight is returning to the castle, he sees young maidens dancing in the woods. When he rides up, he finds only the old woman. What can you inver about the woman from these events?
She is an elf or fairy, and she has transformed herself into an old woman.
What is the meaning of the word anguish?
Great was the anguish churning in his head / When he and she were piloted to bed; / He wallowed back and forth in desperate style. / His ancient wife lay smiling all the while...
What is the meaning of the word churl?
You are no gentleman, though duke or earl. / Vice and bad manners are what makes a churl.
A rude and mean person.
The knight _____ the old woman to tell him how he could save his life.
The vocabulary word, rebuked, is incorrectly used in the following sentence...
The knight rebuked his wife for her help and relied on her judgement in all things.
The vocabulary word, bequeathed, is incorrectly used in the following sentence...
The knight bequeathed the old woman to tell him what all women want.
Which sentence correctly uses the semicolon and conjunctive adverb?
The king condemned the knight to death; however the queen wished to save the knight.
Which is the best correction for this run-on sentence?
To find the answer to the question, the knight talked to every woman in the kingdom no answer satisfied him, because no two of them agreed.
Add a semicolon after kingdom.
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