The Friar's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Theme & Analysis


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When the summoner comes across the yeoman (in actuality, the devil), he is on his way to visit a _____.

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1. A summoner's job is to _____.

2. The fact that the yeoman turns out to be the devil suggests to the reader that _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine what you know about 'The Friar's Tale' with these interactive study assessments. Topics on the quiz include the visit between the summoner and the yeoman and what the summoner's job is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following will be addressed in the quiz:

  • What does it mean that the yeoman was actually the devil
  • The carter cursing at the devil
  • How the reader should interpret the tale

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the related lesson on analyzing 'The Friar's Tale'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the yeoman and his role in the tale
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the reader can learn from the story

Additional Learning

You can learn more about a certain character's story via the lesson named The Friar's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Theme & Analysis. Following along via these study points:

  • What a summoner is
  • The role of the carter
  • Corruption of the summoners
  • What quit means in the text