The Miller's Tale: Chaucer's Fabulous Fabliau - Quiz & Worksheet


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

A fabliau is a comic genre characterized by which of the following?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 84,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. In 'The Canterbury Tales', why does the miller tell his tale?

2. In The Miller's Tale of 'The Canterbury Tales', what does Nicholas tell Alisoun's husband, John, in order to trick him so that he can spend a night with Alisoun?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Miller's Tale is a story from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the plot, characters, and context of the story. Characters such as Absalon and Alisoun will be featured.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • A fabliau
  • Alisoun's relationship with her husband John
  • Absalon's feelings about Alisoun

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as fabliau
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Nicholas

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson The Miller's Tale: Chaucer's Fabulous Fabliau. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about chivalry in the Middle Ages
  • Understand the plan Nicholas has for John
  • Know about the actions of Alisoun