Griselda in The Canterbury Tales


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Where does the tale of Griselda appear in literature before The Canterbury Tales?

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1. Which traveler in The Canterbury Tales shares the story of Griselda?

2. In The Canterbury Tales and other folklore, Griselda is known mostly for what quality?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet is provided to test your knowledge about Griselda in The Canterbury Tales. You'll evaluate your understanding of what happens in her story and who tells the story about her.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet as a review of what you know about:

  • Where Griselda appeared in literature before The Canterbury Tales
  • The traveler who shares the story of Griselda
  • Characteristics of Griselda
  • The Biblical character the story of Griselda alludes to

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to draw out who shares the story of Griselda from what you read
  • Information recall - see if you can remember the characteristics Griselda is known for
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to interpret information about what Griselda must promise her husband before her wedding in the story

Additional Learning

If you would like to review this character in greater detail, you can read the provided lesson, Griselda in The Canterbury Tales. In this lesson, you'll learn more about:

  • Why the young nobleman decided to get married
  • What the nobleman does with Griselda's children
  • How Griselda reacts to what her husband does
  • The importance of this story