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


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''The Prioress's Tale'' is written in the _____ genre.

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1. ''The Prioress's Tale'' concerns the murder of _____

2. The boy who is murdered is depicted as _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet checks what you remember about The Prioress's Tale from The Canterbury Tales. You'll review your knowledge of the genre of this tale as well as the main ideas in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess what you know about:

  • The genre of The Prioress's Tale
  • Who is murdered in this story
  • How the victim is depicted
  • Themes in the tale

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can remember who is murdered in the story
  • Knowledge application - use understanding of how the victim is depicted to answer a question about it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret what unanswered question is left at the end of the story

Additional Learning

You will find a comprehensive overview of this literature in the lesson, The Prioress's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Theme & Analysis. This lesson highlights more detail about:

  • What the victim was doing before being murdered
  • The figure that is central to this tale and why
  • Symbols of innocence
  • Who the villains are in this story