Chaucer's The Wife Of Bath: Summary & Analysis


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Who is the author of The Canterbury Tales?

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1. During what time period is The Canterbury Tales set?

2. In 'The Wife of Bath's Tale,' to whom does The Wife of Bath tell her stories?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Understanding the tale of The Wife of Bath can help you understand the relations between medieval men and women, and this quiz/worksheet duo will let you test what you know about this literary work. All of the questions are multiple-choice.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions will evaluate your knowledge of the following details:

  • Time period in which The Wife of Bath's tale is set
  • Author of The Canterbury Tales
  • Who decides the punishment for the knight who raped a young women
  • The moral of The Wife of Bath's story
  • The specific audience of The Wife of Bath's tale

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on The Wife of Bath
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of feminism and relationships between medieval men and women
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the specific details surrounding The Wife of Bath's tale

Additional Learning

For further insight into the perspective of The Wife of Bath, review the corresponding lesson called Chaucer's The Wife of Bath: Summary & Analysis. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the feminist perspective of The Wife of Bath
  • Examine the prologue using a summary
  • Summarize The Wife of Bath's tale
  • Analyze the prologue and tale