Chivalry in The Canterbury Tales


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Which of the following characters appear to be solid examples of faith and piety in The Canterbury Tales?

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1. In The Canterbury Tales, what are the pilgrims traveling to see in Canterbury?

2. What did the Knight fight for in The Canterbury Tales?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet assesses your understanding of the characters as well as examples of chivalry in the The Canterbury Tales. You'll review what you remember about where the pilgrims are headed and which ones are examples of piety and faith.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to test your knowledge of:

  • The characters that seem to be good examples of faith and piety
  • Where the pilgrims are traveling
  • What the Knight fights for in the story
  • The reason the knights in the Knight's tale fight with each other

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about where the pilgrims are headed to answer a question about it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret what the Knight fights for in this story
  • Reading comprehension - from what you read, ensure you are about to draw out who among the pilgrims has chivalric values

Additional Learning

If you wish to read more about this topic, you can find a more extensive overview in the lesson Chivalry in The Canterbury Tales. This lesson covers more detail about:

  • What Chaucer wanted to show with this literary work
  • How the Knight contrasts the corrupt church
  • How men of virtue were described in physical appearance
  • Who tells the story with the most chivalry