2 Matching I _______1. Who says “I was about to take a wife, . . .”? Pardoner4_______1. Who says “I was about to take a wife, . . .”?_______2. Who says “I’ve been an expert as a wife,That is to say, myself have been the whip.”?_______3. Who replaced the faries?_______4. Who intervenes on the knight’s behalf?_______5. How long does the knight have to find the answerto the queen’s question? Wife of Bath12-13Friars47-48Queen70-741 year & 1 day85-86
3 Matching I continuedMidas_______6. Who grows “splendid pair of ass’s ears”? _______7. In Ovid’s version, who told Midas’s secret? _______8. Who helps the knight by giving him the correct answer? _______9. Who is the king in the Wife of Bath’s tale?Barber*158Crone197Arthur57-58/269
4 Matching II – LinesKnight_______10. Who believes “gentle birth descends from ancientwealth . . .”?_______11. Who believes that one who “loves to work for virtuousends . . .” is a gentleman?_______12. Who believes lacking material goods means poverty?_______13. Who says the “truly poor are those who whine and fret and covet what they cannot hope to get” and “The poor can dance and sing in the relief of having nothing to tempt a thief”?CroneKnight353,370,371/Crone
5 Matching II – 285-390 continued Crone_______14. “Who says “Gentility must come from God alone”?_______15. Who “need not fear to be a cuckhold”?_______16. Who is “old and fouler than a fen (swamp)”? Crone390Crone389
6 Short Answer III17. YES/NO – Circle the correct answer. Does the Wife of Bath want her audience to be offended at views?18. (line 64) What crime did the knight commit?19. (line 67) How does the king plan to punish the bad knight?20. (lines 80-81) What is the knight’s quest? What question must he answer?21. (line 82) What will happen to the knight if he can’t answer the queen’s question?No. Lines 29-30“By very force he took her maidenhead.The King condemns the knight to loose his head.To answer what it is that women want most from a man.“Beware the axe and say as I require.”
7 Short Answer III continued (lines ) List 5 things women say they want.A.B.C.D.E.Do exactly as they please (freedom). 112Dance attendance, make a fuss. 109No one to reprove them of their faults/lies. 113Cossetted and flattered.JBe called good and wise. 114Oft be widowed and remarried. 104Wealth and treasure. 101Honor, jollity & pleasure. 102Gorgeous cloths, fun in bed. 103
8 Short Answer III continued (lines ) What does the knight say women want most?24. (lines ) What does the old lady (crone) ask the knight in return forsaving his life?(lines ) Why does the knight stay “hidden like an owl”?The self-same sovereignty over her husband as her lover.To take her as his wife.Wife looked foul and he is miserable because he know he must marry the crone.
9 Short Answer III continued 26. (lines ) List three reasons the knight doesn’t want the crone as his wife.A.B. C.27. (lines ) What choice does the old woman offer the knight?28. (lines ) What is the knight’s decision about his choice?29. (lines ) What happens to the old crone?She is old and so plain.She is poor.She is low bred.Be old and ugly until death, but be true/loyal ORBe loyal, ture, humble wife who will never displease you .He leaves the decision to his wife.She becomes young and lovely and rich in charms.
10 Literary Element: Couplets ____ 6. A couplet is two consecutive lines of poetry that a. contain similar symbols b. include metaphors linked by the word and c. rhyme d. have alliteration ____ 7. Which of the following quotations from “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” is a couplet? a. “In honor to us both, I don’t care which; / Whatever pleases you suffices me” b. “The knight thought long, and with a piteous groan / At last he said, with all the care in life” c. “His heart went bathing in a bath of blisses / And melted in a hundred thousand kisses” d. “May I go howling mad and take my life / Unless I prove to be as good and true”C