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


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Why is the Franklin a somewhat unique figure in The Canterbury Tales?

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1. In The Canterbury Tales, what does the Franklin communicate in his prologue?

2. Who are the three main characters in ''The Franklin's Tale''?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

''The Franklin's Tale'' is one of the stories from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. This short quiz will ask you about the characters from ''The Franklin's Tale'', as well as the story's prologue, events and main principle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will challenge you to:

  • Understand why the Franklin is a unique character
  • Remember what the Franklin talks about in his prologue
  • Identify the story's main characters
  • Understand why one character contemplates suicide
  • Recognize the basic principle that's proposed in ''The Franklin's Tale''

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - apply what you know about ''The Franklin's Tale''' to identify its three primary characters
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you take away the most important information from the related lesson on ''The Franklin's Tale''
  • Information recall - use knowledge you've gained regarding the main principle of the story

Additional Learning

To learn more about this story, check out the related lesson, ''The Franklin's Tale'' in The Canterbury Tales: Prologue & Summary. Studying this lesson can help you:

  • Analyze quotes from the story
  • Summarize the plot of ''The Franklin's Tale''
  • Describe the language that the Franklin uses throughout his tale