Quotes about Religion in The Canterbury Tales


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In Chaucer's 'The Canterbury Tales,' which character abuses his religious power to get women to engage in sexual affairs with him?

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1. In 'The Canterbury Tales' by Chaucer, what is a possible reason that Chaucer develops that theme of religion in a negative manner?

2. According to the Second Nun's Tale in Chaucer's 'The Canterbury Tales,' what does Cecilia believe people gain when they follow Christianity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet provides a chance to test your knowledge of religion in The Canterbury Tales. You'll review the stories about religion and what Chaucer was implying about religion in this work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet is designed to examine what you know about:

  • The character that abuses his religious power to get women to engage in sexual affairs with him
  • A possible reason Chaucer develops a negative tone in regards to religion
  • In the Second Nun's Tale, what does Cecelia believe people gain when they follow Christianity
  • The two men that vie for Alisoun's attention in the Miller's Tale

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to pick out who uses their religious power to seduce women to engage in sexual affairs
  • Making connections - use understanding of how Chaucer speaks about religion in this work and what he is possibly implying about religion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the Friar's responsibilities to answer a question about it

Additional Learning

There is an extensive explanation of this topic in the lesson, Quotes about Religion in The Canterbury Tales. This lesson reviews more about:

  • What the characters are doing during the main story
  • What the characters telling the tales feel about religion
  • How the characters of the Miller's Tale use religion
  • Why Chaucer's description of the Friar is hard to ignore