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


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What profession does the Friar criticize in his tale?

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1. Which of the following is true of the Friar's Tale?

2. In the Friar's Tale, what happens as the summoner is traveling to a village to extort money from an old woman?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can revisit what you read about The Friar's Tale in The Canterbury Tales with this quiz and worksheet combo. You'll assess your understanding of that the story was about and what happens to the main character at the end.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The intention for this quiz and worksheet is to review what you know about:

  • The profession the Friar criticizes in his tale
  • What happens to the summoner as he travels to extort money from an old woman
  • The events in the story
  • How the story ends

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and are able to correctly interpret who the summoner runs into during his travels
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to draw out important events from what you read in the story
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of what profession the Friar pokes fun at with this story to answer a question about it

Additional Learning

If you want to study this topic in greater detail, you can read the provided lesson, The Friar's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Prologue & Summary. This lesson offers a deeper discussion about:

  • Who the Friar thanks in his prologue
  • The corruption of the summoner
  • What the summoner tells the yeoman
  • The Friar's comments as to why he couldn't describe the summoner's travels any further