The Clerk in The Canterbury Tales: Physical Description & Character Analysis


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The Clerk from The Canterbury Tales is a student of what?

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1. Who does the Clerk share a tale about in The Canterbury Tales?

2. The Host points out which trait about the Clerk in The Canterbury Tales?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet evaluates what you know about the Clerk from The Canterbury Tales. You'll review the kind of person the Clerk is, how he is characterized by others and the moral of the tale he tells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet revisits what you read about:

  • What the Clerk is a student of
  • Who his tale is about
  • The trait the Host points out about the Clerk
  • The quality of the Clerk that illustrates his character

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret what the Clerk is a student of
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the Clerk to answer questions about his character
  • Information recall - see if you can recall the moral the Clerk implies about obedience in his tale

Additional Learning

You can find more to learn about this topic in the provided lesson, The Clerk in The Canterbury Tales: Physical Description & Character Analysis. This lesson offers a closer look at:

  • What the Clerk's characteristics are compared to in the story
  • How the Clerk's tale compares to the one of the Wife of Bath
  • The Clerk's depiction of wives in his tale
  • How we know the Clerk is a character that pays attention
  • The way the Clerk defies the Host's rules