Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer


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What does Chaucer uses the dress of the Nun to illustrate?

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1. What does Chaucer seek to illustrate through the character of the Squire?

2. How does Chaucer highlight the corruption in the Catholic Church through the actions of the Pardoner?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these interactive learning tools to make sure you understand the plot, themes and literary significance of Geoffrey Chaucer's famous collection of short stories, The Canterbury Tales.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These learning assessments will test you on:

  • Chaucer's use of the vernacular
  • Major themes found in The Canterbury Tales
  • Literary and historical significance of the work

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - examine the symbolism used in The Canterbury Tales
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about English literature to answer questions about the vernacular
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on The Canterbury Tales

Additional Learning

To learn more about this classic work of English literature, watch the corresponding lesson on The Canterbury Tales. The lesson covers the following concepts:

  • Summarize each story of The Canterbury Tales
  • Understand how social rank, roles of women and the role of the church are represented in the tales
  • Assess why Chaucer decided to write these tales in the vernacular