Food in The Canterbury Tales


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In which section of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales do we get direct introductions and descriptions of the characters?

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1. Which character in The Canterbury Tales is described as being very aware of his or her diet and never enjoying meals?

2. What does the innkeeper in The Canterbury Tales propose as the prize for the pilgrim who tells the best story?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz aid in checking your knowledge of food in The Canterbury Tales. Different characters and pilgrim stories are covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to check your knowledge of:

  • Character that is very aware of his or her diet and never enjoys meals
  • Section of The Canterbury Tales that provides direct introductions and descriptions of the characters
  • Pilgrim's story that features a widow who has a very sparse and simple diet
  • The pilgrim that has a love of garlic and onions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on food from The Canterbury Tales
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the prize proposed by the innkeeper for the best pilgrim story
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about the character that is aware of his or her diet and doesn't enjoy meals

Additional Learning

Keep learning about food in this poem by using the lesson, Food in The Canterbury Tales. Objectives you can cover include:

  • Understand why food is important for The Canterbury Tales
  • Review the eating habits of different characters
  • Determine the various ways that food is used throughout this poem