The Canterbury Tales: Religion, Christianity & Church Figures


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Where were all the pilgrims going to on their journey in The Canterbury Tales?

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1. How many characters are religion based in The Canterbury Tales?

2. Which character in The Canterbury Tales is more concerned with horses than faith?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet evaluates your knowledge of religion in The Canterbury Tales. You'll review the role of religion in the story and how the characters with religious backgrounds are described by Chaucer.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet revisits what you know about:

  • Where the pilgrims are headed on their journey
  • The number of characters that are religion based
  • The character that is more concerned with horses than faith
  • Who tries to sell false relics to the pilgrims

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can recall where the pilgrims are headed in the story
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the religious based characters in the story to answer questions
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to pick out from what you read who the Host talks kindly of even though he is a religious figure

Additional Learning

There is a complete overview of this topic in more depth in the provided lesson, The Canterbury Tales: Religion, Christianity & Church Figures. This lesson covers more information about:

  • The number of pilgrims on the journey
  • The corruption of the church as a theme
  • What characters support the corrupt church theme
  • The only two characters of good faith in the story
  • Perspectives on faith