Fabliau: Definition & Examples from Chaucer


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What famous English writer penned The Canterbury Tales?

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1. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

2. What were jongleurs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Fabliaux were a popular type of storytelling in the Middle Ages. This quiz will test your knowledge of fabliaux generally, as well as asking specific questions about certain fabliaux.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you to:

  • Identify famous fabliau authors
  • Find examples of fabliau
  • Define fabliau
  • Identify false statements about fabliau
  • Select the definition of jongleur

Skills Practiced

Use these review materials to practice:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding The Canterbury Tales and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as jongleur and fabliau
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the style of fabliaux

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about fabliau, you can check out the accompanying video lesson titled Fabliau: Definition & Examples from Chaucer. In that lesson, you'll cover the following objectives:

  • Define fabliau and study some of its characteristics
  • Study when this type of storytelling was most popular and where
  • Review the biography of Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Learn about some of the famous fabliaux found in The Canterbury Tales