What color did the Wife of Bath wear?
Being ____ represents having lots of money.
The color red is made from what?
Feeling or showing contempt.
Who wrote the Canterbury Tales?
When is the best time to go on a pilgrimage?
Which character had 5 husbands?
A story within another story.
The pilgrimage started at the _________ ____.
The pilgrimage ended at the __________ ___________.
An opponent or enemy.
To scold or correct, gently or out of kindness.
To be enough.
What were the characters in The Pardoners Tale looking for?
According to The Wife of Bath's Tale, all women want _____.
What was the hosts name?
The ____ had an oozing ulcer on his knee.
Geoffrey Chaucer wrote in ____ English.
They were going to see the Shrine of St. Thomas ______.
The Monk had ___ on his sleeves.
The Wife of Bath was a very ______ woman.
To satisfy or indulge.
Showing careful judgement in speech and action.
They were traveling to _____.
The Prioress had ____ gray eyes.
The Yeoman wore a coat and hood of what color?
The Merchant had a _____ beard.
A person that dyes clothes or other material.
The Oxford Cleric was very _____, but life dumb.
The Sergeant at the Law was an experienced _______.
The _____ was a wealthy landowner.
The Cook made a good, thick ____.
The _______ had a farmer's horse.
The Miller played the ______.
The ____ had carbuncles and pimples.
The Pardoner had a ____ like voice.
Who came up with the idea of telling the stories?

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