The Canterbury Tales Vocabulary


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In Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, how many pilgrims went on the journey to Canterbury?

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1. In Canterbury Tales, Chaucer uses the word 'stature' to describe which character in the story?

2. In 'Canterbury Tales', which martyr are they traveling to Canterbury to pay tribute to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this worksheet and quiz, you will answer test questions that focus on some of the terminology Chaucer uses in The Canterbury Tales. The quiz will ask you for the number of pilgrims involved in the journey, the name of the martyr whose shrine they are going to see, and to identify the characters the Host describes with specified terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on:

  • Which character the host describes using the word stature
  • How many people are making the pilgrimage
  • Who the martyr is that they intend to pay their respects to

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about the character that the Host is describing as courteous
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a word that describes a strong feeling of religious dedication
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of The Canterbury Tales to identify the character described as having stature

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