Tale of Melibee in The Canterbury Tales: Prologue & Summary


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In The Canterbury Tales, is Chaucer the storyteller the same person as Chaucer the poet? Choose the best answer.

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1. Why is the Host's complaint about Chaucer the storyteller's bad poetry ironic?

2. Choose the best answer. Who are the main characters in ''The Tale of Melibee''?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This short quiz will ask you several questions about ''The Tale of Melibee'' from The Canterbury Tales. You'll be asked about the story's characters, values and author.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Determine whether or not Chaucer the poet is the same person as Chaucer the storyteller
  • Evaluate the ironic nature of the Host's complaint about Chaucer the storyteller's poetry
  • Identify the main characters in ''The Tale of Melibee''
  • Recognize mistakes that Prudence tries to help Melibeus fix
  • Name the Christian values that are reinforced in ''The Tale of Melibee''

Skills Practiced

You'll use the following skills:

  • Information recall - apply knowledge you've gained regarding the story's main characters
  • Reading comprehension - take away important information from the related lesson on ''The Tale of Melibee''
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about ''The Tale of Melibee'' to identify the Christian value that the story reinforces

Additional Learning

''The Tale of Melibee'' in The Canterbury Tales: Prologue & Summary is a related lesson that provides more information about the story. Studying this lesson can help you:

  • Summarize the story's events
  • Name the ancient Romans that Prudence thinks of
  • Know why this story is told in prose