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


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In The Canterbury Tales, to which economic or social class does the Physician belong?

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1. Who are the main characters in The Physician's Tale in The Canterbury Tales?

2. Realizing that his daughter's virginity is about to be forcefully stolen, what principle or idea does Virginius convince Virginia to uphold in The Canterbury Tales?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This short quiz asks you five multiple-choice questions about The Physician's Tale from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. You'll be quizzed on the story's characters, events and moral.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you to:

  • Identify the social/economic class that the Physician belongs to
  • Name the story's main characters
  • Recall what the protagonist convinces his daughter to do
  • Understand why one of the characters is held in a high moral standing
  • Recognize the moral of The Physician's Tale

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice applying the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the Physician to recognize the social/economic class he belongs to
  • Information recall - apply knowledge you've gained regarding the moral of the story
  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from The Physician's Tale lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about this particular story, review the related lesson called The Physician's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Prologue & Summary. The lesson goes over the following learning objectives

  • Describe the Physician's characteristics
  • Understand where the reader first learns about the Physician
  • Learn what happens after the protagonist is thrown in prison