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APEX Unit 2.1.7
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  • Question 1
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    What can the reader infer about the monk's character based on the fact that all of his stories contain the same tragic moral?

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    He doesn't think storytelling is valuable in teaching morals.

    He is a simple person that only sees the world in absolutes.

    He does not know stories outside of the biblical ones.

    He fears and despises non-Christians and tells stories to criticize them.

  • Question 2
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    Which pair of lines demonstrates slant rhyme?

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    Chocolate lollipops and a heart-shaped balloon / "Be my valentine" they all croon.

    A love squandered, clock ticks taunt, / Misspoke words that still haunt.

    Frozen in an icy glare / Tangible anger in her stare.

    Broken pencil, balls of crumpled paper / Deadline tomorrow, homework failure

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    Which historical event most likely influenced the story choices of the monk?

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    The French Invasion of 1888

    The Black Plague

    The Hundred Years' War

    The Protestant Reformation

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    Which innovation is attributed to Geoffrey Chaucer?

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    The development of the tragic genre

    The growth of alliteration

    The use of frame narratives

    The arrangement of poetry into stanzas

  • Question 5
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    When Fortune would elect

    To trick a man, she plots his overthrow

    By such a means as he would least expect.


    Which theme from the story is best represented in these lines?

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    People have little control over their own lives.

    People don't expect good things to happen to them.

    Fortune plays fair to those she meets, even if they are cunning.

    Governments are overthrown at Fortune's whims.

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    Which scenario is the best example of a frame narrative?

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    An elf, a human, and a gnome must come together to unite the Shards of Radaganadar.

    A boxer tries to put himself in the mind-set of his opponent, but his dislike for the man overcomes his empathy.

    Barnyard animals conspire to overthrow the humans on the farm and start their own government.

    Each of five witnesses in a courtroom drama tells his or her own version of events.

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    Which of Chaucer's descriptions from "The Monk's Tale" best illustrates Fortune as deceitful?

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    And Fortune laughed, for she had had her joke.

    Who then may trust the dice, at Fortune's throw?

    When Fortune would elect / To trick a man, she plots his overthrow

    O Fortune! It was grievous cruelty / To put such birds in such a cage, alive!

  • Question 8
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    What is the most likely reason "The Monk's Tale" is full of parables?

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    Chaucer's intent was to make fun of parables and the people who told them.

    Chaucer reserved parables for the monk because he considered them sacred.

    Parables are a form of parody that indirectly criticizes some aspect of society.

    Parables cast animals as characters, which 14th century audiences found safe.

  • Question 9
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    Which line is decasyllabic?

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    I sincerely hope you have a bigger fish than that.

    I am sometimes compared to popular actresses.

    I don't know; maybe you know.

    I sometimes wonder who is worthy here.

  • Question 10
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    Read these lines:


    As for her battles (should you wish for reading)

    Against Shapur the King, and more as well,

    With all the details of the whole proceeding,

    What title won, what captured citadel,

    And how at length she came to grief and fell


    What is the rhyme scheme of these lines?

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    abacb

    ababb

    abacc

    aabba

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