The Clerk's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Morals & Analysis


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Whose story does the Clerk tell in his tale in The Canterbury Tales?

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1. How does the Clerk perceive the tests that Griselda must endure to prove her loyalty in The Canterbury Tales?

2. The Clerk also references which Biblical figure as a parallel in The Canterbury Tales?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test what you understand about the Clerk's story in The Canterbury Tales with this interactive quiz and worksheet combo. Questions will revolve around key points like whose story is told by the Clerk and certain tests of loyalty in the tale.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on these areas of study:

  • The Biblical figure in the Clerk's tale
  • One of the character's vows to a future husband
  • That husband's claim about his wife's children

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on analyzing the Clerk's story in The Canterbury Tales
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a figure from the Bible who is referenced in The Clerk's Tale
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions on whose story is told by the Clerk

Additional Learning

Interested students can learn more about the various tales in the book via the lesson entitled The Clerk's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Morals & Analysis. Topics in the lesson are listed as follows:

  • A background of the story
  • What the word 'allusion' means
  • A story in the Bible that is expressed in the text