Analysis of The Plowman's Tale & The Canterbury Tales


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What type of controversy surrounds 'The Ploughman's Tale' from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales?

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1. The Ploughman tells a religious tale in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. How does this tie in to his character?

2. The Ploughman tells a tale about a monk in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. What is significant about this tale?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Some scholars see the Ploughman's Tale from The Canterbury Tales as controversial. This quiz will ask you about the tale's controversy, as well as other questions about the story's events, characters and message.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Understand why the Ploughman's Tale is considered controversial
  • Recognize how the religious nature of the Ploughman's story relates to his character
  • Evaluate the monk and the message
  • Recall what the monk must do for Mary

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice using the following skills:

  • Information recall - apply knowledge you've gained regarding the controversy surrounding the Ploughman's Tale
  • Making connections - connect the Ploughman's character to the religious aspects of his story
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the Ploughman's Tale to answer questions about the monk

Additional Learning

Analysis of The Plowman's Tale & The Canterbury Tales is a related lesson that further examines the story's characters, events and themes. The lesson is designed to help students:

  • Summarize the The Ploughman's Tale
  • Define the word allegory
  • Learn the Ploughman's last name