Analysis of the Tale of Sir Thopas in The Canterbury Tales


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Part of Sir Thopas' adventure that satirizes the traditional romantic tale of a knight is when _____

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1. The 'Chaucer' who narrates 'The Tale of Sir Thopas' and the 'Chaucer' who has written The Canterbury Tales should be understood as _____

2. The details of Sir Thopas falling in love with the elf-queen are used to parody the traditional romance in the sense that _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can evaluate what you remember about the Tale of Sir Thopas in The Canterbury Tales with this quiz and worksheet combo. This resource reviews your understanding of the significance of this tale in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to test what you remember about:

  • An event in the story that satirizes the romantic tale
  • Understanding Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales
  • How Sir Thopas falling in love parodies the traditional romance
  • What impression the reader gets from the fact that each section is half as long as the previous

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - from what you read, ensure you were able to draw out an event in this romantic tale that satirizes it
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the parody of traditional romance presented in the story to answer a question about it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret how Chaucer the author uses Chaucer the character

Additional Learning

You will learn more about this topic in the provided lesson, Analysis of the Tale of Sir Thopas in The Canterbury Tales. This lesson offers a deeper explanation of:

  • The summary of the tale
  • The purpose of this tale in connection to traditional medieval romance
  • Characteristics of Chaucer the character
  • What Chaucer says about storytellers through this character