The Canterbury Tales General Prologue: Style, Structure, and Characters

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Which of the following BEST explains the frame narrative of The Canterbury Tales presented in the General Prologue?

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1. In the General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales, the prioress affects the manners of a _____.

2. In the General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales, the pilgrims represent a diverse group of people. Which of the following is a common trait shared by the pardoner, summoner, and friar?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The General Prologue introduces the cast of 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 characters and form of the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Frame narrative of The Canterbury Tales
  • Mannerisms of the prioress
  • Chaucer's critique of the pardoner, summoner, and friar
  • Characteristics of the Wife of Bath

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify important characters, such as the summoner and the Wife of Bath
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding The Canterbury Tales

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the lesson titled The Canterbury Tales General Prologue: Style, Structure, and Characters. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the frame narrative of The Canterbury Tales
  • Relate the story of the knight
  • Identify the role of the narrator
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