Allegory in The Canterbury Tales: Examples & Analysis


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The tavern where the pilgrims meet is an allegory for _____

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1. In 'The Nun's Priest's Tale', the Rooster and the Fox both show _____

2. In 'The Pardoner's Tale' the Old Man represents _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine what you understand about the allegory of The Canterbury Tales with this worksheet and quiz. Topics on the quiz include the tavern where the pilgrims meet and the allegory of the Rooster and the Fox in 'The Nun's Priest's Tale'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics will be covered:

  • What the old man stands for in 'The Pardoner's Tale'
  • The moral in 'The Physician's Tale'
  • How a tale can be considered an allegory

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different stories in The Canterbury Tales and how they use the concept of an allegory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what makes a tale an allegory
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on allegory in The Canterbury Tales

Additional Learning

The lesson called Allegory in The Canterbury Tales: Examples & Analysis will help you with these topics:

  • The definition of allegory
  • Allegory of the journey from Earth to heaven
  • What happens in 'The Physician's Tale'