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


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What does 'quitting' mean in terms of The Canterbury Tales?

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1. Who is the Reeve repaying in 'The Reeve's Tale'?

2. What is the moral of 'The Reeve's Tale'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet examines what you know about 'The Reeve's Tale' in The Canterbury Tales. You'll address what you remember about why the Reeve tells this story and what the moral at the end of the story is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet checks what you know about:

  • What 'quitting' means in this story
  • Who the Reeve is repaying with his story
  • The moral of 'The Reeve's Tale'
  • How the students get their revenge in the tale

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can remember what 'quitting' means in this context
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the moral of this tale to answer a question about it
  • Reading comprehension - from what you read, ensure you are able to pick out how the Reeve gets his revenge for the story the Miller told

Additional Learning

If you want to take a deeper dive into this topic, you can review the lesson, 'The Reeve's Tale' in The Canterbury Tales: Theme & Analysis. This lesson offers additional insight into:

  • Who is at the center of the Reeve's story
  • Traits of the main character of the Reeve's tale
  • Whether there are heroes in the story
  • Why the Reeve wanted revenge