The Clerk's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Prologue & Summary


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The Clerk is noted as having what trait by the Host in The Canterbury Tales?

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1. What best describes the Tale of Griselda, told by the Clerk in The Canterbury Tales?

2. The Clerk's tale of Griselda is an allusion to which Biblical character in The Canterbury Tales?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you see if you understand The Clerk's Tale from The Canterbury Tales. You will be quizzed on the content and meaning of this tale.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of questions you'll assess your knowledge of:

  • The Clerk's trait
  • Biblical allusions in The Clerk's Tale
  • The tale that is directly in opposition to the Clerk's

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of The Clerk's Tale to explore biblical references and allusions it makes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Clerk's trait that the Host points out
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what is included in The Tale of Griselda and the lesson it promotes

Additional Learning

To find out more about this character of Chaucer's, read the lesson titled The Clerk's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Prologue & Summary. New information covered in this lesson includes:

  • The origin of The Clerk's Tale
  • Subjects studied by the Clerk
  • The Clerk's view of matrimonial submission