Who is the Narrator of The Canterbury Tales? - Portrayal & Description


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''The Canterbury Tales'' is set within the context of a _____.

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1. The narrator reveals his opinions strongly as he describes the pilgrims in _____.

2. The Host objects to the Tale of Sir Thopas because it is silly and _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this helpful quiz and worksheet, you can easily assess your knowledge concerning the narrator of The Canterbury Tales. To pass this multiple-choice quiz, you'll need to be familiar with the narrator, Sir Thomas, and the Host.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • Context of the story
  • What the narrator has strong opinions about
  • Reason why the Host stops the narrator's recitation of Sir Thomas
  • What the Tale of Melibee is a debate about
  • Reason why the narrator is teased by the Host

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the narrator of The Canterbury Tales
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the narrator's teasing of the Host and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the Tale of Melibee is a debate about

Additional Learning

To get an even better understanding of this subject, check out the related lesson titled Who is the Narrator of The Canterbury Tales? - Portrayal & Description. Here are some of the topics you'll find in this lesson:

  • Number of stories in The Canterbury Tales with the same type of narrative
  • How the reader learns about the characters
  • Example of a participant narrator
  • When the narrator switches styles