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


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'The Squire's Tale' from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales is set in the exotic and luxurious background of Tartary. What is the squire attempting to do by utilizing this type of background?

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1. In 'The Squire's Tale' from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, a mysterious guest interrupts the king's banquet. For what purpose does the guest arrive?

2. The Squire mentions in his tale found in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales that of the four magical items presented to the king, one is for another family member. Who gets the fourth gift?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Challenge what you know about 'The Squire's Tale' in The Canterbury Tales with this quiz and worksheet combo. This resource provides the chance to revisit what this story is about and examine the types of love described in it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The intention for this quiz and worksheet is review what you remember about:

  • Why the setting is important in this tale
  • The purpose of the interruption at the king's banquet
  • The family member that gets the fourth magical item
  • How the falcon in the tale was injured

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - from what you read, ensure you are able to draw out why the setting is impactful in this tale
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the person who gets the fourth magical item to answer a question about it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret the two types of love presented in this story

Additional Learning

If you wish to dive deeper into this topic, you can read the lesson, 'The Squire's Tale' in The Canterbury Tales: Theme & Analysis. This lesson covers more discussion about:

  • Why the tale isn't finished
  • Where the tale takes place
  • How the guest makes an entrance
  • What the magical items are