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


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What is the theme of 'The Monk's Tales'?

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1. How does the Monk define tragedy in 'The Monks Tale'?

2. Why did the Knight interrupt 'The Monk's Tale'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Work through the quiz and worksheet to see how much you know about 'The Monk's Tale'. Its theme and the Monk's perception of tragedy are two concepts you'll need to understand in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following topics:

  • Why the Host mocked the Monk
  • How the Monk defines tragedy
  • How The Canterbury Tales Festival represents tragedies based on the Monk's definition
  • The theme of 'The Monk's Tale'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on 'The Monk's Tale'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about why the Knight interrupted this tale
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why the Host mocks the Monk and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Review additional information about this tale using the lesson called 'The Monk's Tale' in The Canterbury Tales: Theme & Analysis. Objectives you can cover include:

  • Review attributes of a tragedy
  • Examine how the Monk starts his story off
  • Determine why 'The Monk's Tale' is more serious than fun