Physiognomy in The Canterbury Tales: Examples & Meaning

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In physiognomy, an author uses this to give the reader insight into a character's personality.

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1. How does Geoffrey Chaucer use physiognomy to illustrate the two sides of the Pardoner in The Canterbury Tales?

2. What does the Miller's appearance let us know about his character in The Canterbury Tales?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Measure your knowledge of physiognomy in The Canterbury Tales with this convenient quiz and worksheet that includes examples involving the Pardoner, the Miller, the Summoner, and the Wife of Bath. You can take this multiple-choice quiz on a computer or mobile device.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what the quiz will cover:

  • How an author gives the reader insight into a character's personality
  • Geoffrey Chaucer's use of physiognomy to demonstrate two sides of the Pardoner
  • What the Miller's appearance tells us about his character
  • How the Summoner's appearance relates to his behaviors
  • How the Wife of Bath is portrayed

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about physiognomy in The Canterbury Tales
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how the Summoner's appearance relates to his behaviors and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the Miller's appearance tells us about his character

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Keep learning about this topic by reviewing the related lesson titled Physiognomy in The Canterbury Tales: Examples & Meaning. Here are examples of what the lesson covers:

  • Overview of physiognomy used in The Canterbury Tales
  • How far back physiognomy has been traced
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