The Canons in The Canterbury Tales


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The Canon and his Yeoman join the pilgrims immediately before their story, which is _____

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1. The two canons in The Canterbury Tales both experiment with alchemy, which is the practice of _____

2. The impossibility of transforming metals can be taken as an allegory for _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With the quiz and worksheet, you can assess your grasp of the Canons in The Canterbury Tales. Quiz topics address areas of study that include when the Canon and his Yeoman join the pilgrims and what alchemy is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about these topics:

  • An allegory for the transformation of a certain substance
  • The moral of 'The Canon's Yeoman's tale'
  • Why the Canon and the Yeoman are in a hurry

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the canons in The Canterbury Tales
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding alchemy and how it works
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of alchemy and how it's connected to an allegorical theme of the text

Additional Learning

Advance your grasp of the subject with the lesson named The Canons in The Canterbury Tales. These areas of study will be considered:

  • Who the Canons are
  • The physical appearance of the Canon
  • How the Yeoman describes the character of the first Canon
  • When the second Canon appears in the story