The Friar Quotes in The Canterbury Tales


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In 'The Canterbury Tales' by Geoffrey Chaucer, what does the Friar suggest people give in exchange for penance?

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1. In 'The Canterbury Tales' what tone does Chaucer use to describe the Friar?

2. In 'The Canterbury Tales', who does the Friar refuse to acquaint himself with, even though he is supposed to help them?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet checks what you know about the Friar in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. You have the chance to review what you know about the tone used to describe the Friar and what the narrator offers about him in this story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet is designed to assess your knowledge of:

  • What the Friar suggests people offer in exchange for penance
  • The tone Chaucer uses to describe the Friar
  • Who the Friar refuses to acquaint himself with
  • Interpreting the quote about the Friar's finances

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about what the Friar suggests people offer for penance to answer a question about it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and correctly interpreted what the narrator says about the Friar's finances
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to draw out what the Friar convinces women to give him in exchange for listening to their confessions from what you read

Additional Learning

If you want to study this topic in more detail, you can look in the lesson, The Friar Quotes in The Canterbury Tales. This lesson addresses more about:

  • What Chaucer was highlighting with the Friar
  • Chaucer's use of tone for the Friar
  • The Friar's not-so-humble living
  • The individuals the Friar is interested in spending time with