Chaucer's The Book Of The Duchess: Summary & Overview

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Who was Geoffrey Chaucer?

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1. When, in Chaucer's career, was The Book of the Duchess published?

2. Chaucer's long poem The Book of the Duchess had another name, which was _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz/worksheet combo, you'll learn about the theme of The Book of the Duchess and how Chaucer used allusions to classic works to convey that theme. You will also be tested on specific details about the long poem's publication.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The main theme of The Book of the Duchess
  • Why Chaucer used allusions to classic works of older poets in his work
  • The date of publication , and alternate name, of The Book of the Duchess
  • Goeffrey Chaucer's contributions to poetry in England

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from Goeffrey Chaucer's The Book of the Duchess
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as allusion
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the plot of The Book of the Duchess and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about Chaucer's The Book of the Duchess, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Trace the plot of The Book of the Duchess
  • Understand key aspects of Goeffrey Chaucer's early life
  • Identify the theme of The Book of the Duchess
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