Harry Bailly the Host in The Canterbury Tales: Character Analysis & Description


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How many people go on the journey to Canterbury in The Canterbury Tales?

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1. What is Harry Bailly's temperament in The Canterbury Tales?

2. What does Harry think of his own wife in The Canterbury Tales?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet checks that you remember who Harry Bailly is in The Canterbury Tales. You'll review your understanding of how he is described and what happens to make him angry in this literary work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet focuses on what you know about:

  • The number of people on the journey to Canterbury
  • Harry Bailly's temperament
  • What Harry thinks of his wife
  • The reason the Host gets angry in this story

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and are able to correctly interpret how Harry feels about his wife
  • Information recall - see if you can remember the reason the Host get angry in the story
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about who gets into an argument the Host must mitigate to answer a question about it

Additional Learning

If you wish to read about this character in greater detail, you can look in the lesson, Harry Bailly the Host in The Canterbury Tales: Character Analysis & Description. This lesson offers a closer look at:

  • What the Host suggests
  • Harry Bailly's good-natured teasing
  • Harry Bailly as a mediator
  • What the Host adds after each story