The Canterbury Tales: Summary & Plot


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What common reason brings a group of strangers together at the Tabard Inn in The Canterbury Tales?

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1. Why does the Host interupt Chaucer's tale in The Canterbury Tales?

2. Why are each of the travelers telling a story in The Canterbury Tales?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet can help you see just how much you remember about The Canterbury Tales. Why a group of strangers come together at the Tabard Inn and why the Host interrupts Chaucer's tale are some of the topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz any time to assess your knowledge of:

  • How The Canterbury Tales is a frame narrative
  • Why each of the travelers tell a story in The Canterbury Tales
  • The reason for the Host's interruption
  • Why so many strangers gather at the inn

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about one of the primary focuses for the tales in The Canterbury Tales
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on The Canterbury Tales summary
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why each of the travelers tell a story and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Go through the accompanying lesson, The Canterbury Tales: Summary & Plot, to review more topics. These include:

  • How many tales are told
  • A main focal point of The Canterbury Tales
  • The different characters
  • Characteristics of the stories told in The Canterbury Tales