The Knight in The Canterbury Tales: Description & Social Class


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In what way is Chaucer's Knight in The Canterbury Tales an archetypal character?

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1. What is the Code of Chivalry?

2. Consider the Knight from The Canterbury Tales. What does his role in the Crusades reveal to us as readers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Go through the quiz and worksheet to see what you know about the Knight in The Canterbury Tales. The Code of Chivalry and the Knight's clothing are some topics you need to know for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can see what you know about:

  • The meaning of direct characterization
  • Knight's role in the Crusades
  • Significance of the Knight's clothing regarding his personality
  • How the Knight is an archetypal character

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Knight in The Canterbury Tales
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the meaning of the Code of Chivalry
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the Knight's role in the Crusades and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The Knight in The Canterbury Tales: Description & Social Class is a lesson you can use any time to review more about:

  • The meaning of an archetypal character
  • Attributes of the Knight
  • The Crusades