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


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In The Canterbury Tales, how does the Cook feel about the Reeve's Tale?

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1. In The Canterbury Tales what does the Host say to the Cook?

2. In The Canterbury Tales who is the main character of the Cook's Tale?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Review your understanding of the Cook's Tale from The Canterbury Tales with this quiz and worksheet combo. This resource tests your knowledge of who the tale was about and what happens in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet was created to assess what you remember about:

  • How the Cook feels about the Reeve's Tale
  • What the Host says about the Cook
  • The main character of the Cook's Tale
  • Characteristics of the main character

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and correctly interpreted what the Cook says about the Reeve's Tale
  • Information recall - see if you can recall what the Host says about the Cook
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to pick out how the Cook's Tale is different than the others from what you read

Additional Learning

You will find an extensive overview of this story in the lesson, The Cook's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Prologue & Summary. This lesson covers more information about:

  • The Cook's name
  • What the main character does to get fired
  • How the story ends
  • What scholars say about the Cook's Tale