How to grade your self-test:

At the end of the list of answers supplied for each test you will be asked to grade your translations -- giving yourself a number of points (4 or 5, depending on the test) for each correct answer.

When grading your test remember that it is not necessary to get every line right to do well; some of the words in any passage from Chaucer are likely to be quite rare even in his own usage. Likewise, you need not supply exactly the same translation as that in the gloss; a number of different words can be used to translate almost any one of these glosses. If in doubt. consult the glossary in The Canterbury Tales Complete.

If you make 80 points or more, go on to the next quiz. If your grade is lower than 80, you should go back and read carefully through the relevant part of the Tale you are studying, paying close attention to meaning and availing yourself of the page glosses, the explanatory notes, and the glossary. Then take the test again.


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