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


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In 'The Knight's Tale' from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, Palamon and Arcita are imprisoned by Duke Theseus of Athens. Why were they imprisoned?

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1. In 'The Knight's Tale' from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, Arcita is released from prison early. How does he react to his freedom?

2. Arcita and Palamon attempt to kill one another after their release from prison as told by the knight in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. How is this battle resolved?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using the worksheet and accompanying quiz, you can check your knowledge of The Knight's Tale from The Canterbury Tales. Arcita and Palamon are some characters featured on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to see how much you know about:

  • Why Theseus calls Palamon back to Athens from Thebes
  • An event that happens to Arcita
  • The reason why Palamon and Arcita are imprisoned
  • How Arcita reacts after being released from prison early

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the summary of The Knights Tale
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about how the battle between Arcita and Palamon is resolved
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Arcita being in prison

Additional Learning

The Knight's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Prologue & Summary is a lesson that you can use to review more topics. Some of these include:

  • Who Theseus is
  • The person Palamon prays to
  • Main theme in The Knight's Tale