CHAUCER TO SHAKESPEARE

Viswanath Kannepalli
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The Book of the Duchess by Chaucer is a
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  • lengthy allegory on the death of his patron's wife
  • a short lyrical story of the Duchess of Wales

Question 2

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Which work of Chaucer bears a close resemblance to Dante's Divine Comedy
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  • The House of Fame
  • The Parliament of Fowls

Question 3

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Which of the following contains passages directly taken from Chaucer
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  • The Parliament of Fowls
  • The Canterbury Tales

Question 4

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Troilus and Criseyde by Chaucer and Pindorous reveal maturity of Chaucer's narrative skills and his dexterity in handling the
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  • Heoric Couplet
  • Rhyma Royal

Question 5

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The very idea of The Canterbury Tales is believed to have been taken from Boccacco's
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  • Filostrato
  • Recamerone

Question 6

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Which of the following is considered to be the first attempt in English to use the Heroic Couplet
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  • Troilus and Criseyded
  • The Legend of Good Woemn

Question 7

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Who said., "Chaucer found English a dialect and left it a language"
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  • Lowes
  • Hadow

Question 8

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Hudson has rightly said that under the influence of Chaucer in English poetry, the rhyme gradually displaced
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  • free verse
  • alliteration

Question 9

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Chaucer used ottava rhyma, the eight syllabic line rhyming in couplets in
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  • The Book of the Duchess
  • The Canterbury Tales

Question 10

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In Prologue and Canterbury Tales Chaucer used
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  • Heroic Couplet
  • Ottava Rhyma

Question 11

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The Rhyma Royal which Chaucer used in Troilus and Criseyde is arranged in stanzas consisting ten syllabic lines and having
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  • Seven lines in each stanza
  • Ten lines in each stanza

Question 12

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In the Prologue to the Canerbury Tales the fading chivlary of the Middle ages was represented by the aged Knight while the budding chivlary of the Chaucherean Times was represented by
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  • The Frair
  • The Squire

Question 13

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Chaucher's physician in the Doctor of Physique was heavily dependent on
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  • modern science
  • astrology

Question 14

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Chaucer has been criticized for presenting an incomplete picture of his times because
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  • he neglected the sufferings of the poor
  • he overemphasized the rights of the lower class

Question 15

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Who has been called the Morning Star of the Renaissance?
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  • Spencer
  • Chaucer

Question 16

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Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is a story of
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  • 24 pilgrims
  • 29 pilgrims

Question 17

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Who has been called by Spenser as "The Well of the English Undefiled"
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  • Langland
  • Chaucer

Question 18

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Chaucer introduced Heroic Couplet in English verse and invented the
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  • Ottava Rhyma
  • Rhyma Royal

Question 19

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One of the main drawbacks of Troilus and Criseyde is
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  • complex characters
  • long and tiresome speeches

Question 20

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The character of Criseyde is
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  • a psychological study of a complex woman
  • a true representative of typical medieval woman

Question 21

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Pandorus is a/an
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  • obnoxious rouge
  • comic character

Question 22

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The vision of William Concerning Piers, the plowman is the only extant poem of
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  • John Gower
  • W. Langland

Question 23

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The poet known entirely for Bruce, the supreme national poem of Scotland is
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  • John Barbour
  • John Cycliffe

Question 24

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The poet known entirely for Bruce, the supreme national poem of Scotland is
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  • John Barbour
  • John Cycliffe