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1. After the rioters in "The Pardoner's Tale" abandon their search for Death, they murder one another. This is an example of:
A. dramatic irony
B. situational irony
C. verbal irony
D. poetic irony
I said B.

2. "Please don't be offended at my views; They're really only offended to amuse" when said by the Wife of Bath is an example of:
A. metaphor
B. hyperbole
C. verbal irony
D. situational irony
I said C.

3. All of the following are characteristic of frame stories EXCEPT:
A. They are often collections of folklore.
B. They are unified by a common element.
C. Chaucer's 'The Canterbury Tales' is the first example of a frame story.
D. They extol the virtues of story telling.
I said C

4. Which of the following are characteristics was true of romance heroes, but not necessarily true of epic heroes?
A. embodies the society's values from which they came
B. comes from a mysterious origins
C. fights to defeat evil forces
D. is an archetypal character
I said B

5. Chivalry did all of the following EXCEPT
A. encourage loyalty of knights to the overlord
B. require observance of certain rules of warfare such as never attacking an unarmed opponent.
C. idealize an attitude toward women without actually improving their position.
D. encourage physical love between men and women.
I'm not too sure about this one. It could be A or D and I'm leaning more toward D.

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