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


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The Manciple's Tale is different from traditional beast fables because _____.

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1. The Manciple's Tale can be considered a fabliau because it is _____.

2. The presence of Phoebus in The Canterbury Tales is noteworthy because _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet offers immediate feedback on what you know about The Manciple's Tale in The Canterbury Tales. You'll review your understanding of what type of story this is and what happens in it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet was created to check your understanding of:

  • How The Manciple's Tale is different from typical beast fables
  • Why this story is considered a fabliau
  • The significance of Phoebus
  • The lesson the crow offers

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - from what you read, ensure you are able to draw out what makes this story different from other beast fables
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to interpret information about why this story is considered a fabliau
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the crow's punishment to answer a question about it

Additional Learning

You may want to read more about this topic in the provided lesson, The Manciple's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Theme & Analysis. In this lesson, you'll find a comprehensive overview of:

  • The plot of the tale
  • Ways in which this story is like a beast fable
  • The moral of the story
  • Characteristics of Phoebus