The Knight's Tale and the Wife of Bath's Tale: Two Approaches to Chivalric Romance


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A medieval chivalric romance is closest to which modern genre, and why?

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1. In The Knight's Tale from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, cousins Arcite and Palamon end up staging a battle for the heart of which lady?

2. In The Knight's Tale from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, who ends up getting married?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The 'Knight's Tale' and the 'Wife of Bath's Tale' are two stories told within Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the plot, characters and themes of the stories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Plot of the 'Knight's Tale' and the 'Wife of Bath's Tale'
  • Characters of the stories
  • Themes of the 'Knight's Tale' and the 'Wife of Bath's Tale'
  • Characteristics of chivalric romance

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main characters, such as Arcite and Palamon
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the ending of the 'Knight's Tale'

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the following lesson called The 'Knight's Tale' and the 'Wife of Bath's Tale': Two Approaches to Chivalric Romance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the story of the 'Knight's Tale' and the 'Wife of Bath's Tale'
  • Understand the genre of chivalric romance
  • Know important lines, scenes and characters