The Merchant in The Canterbury Tales: Character Analysis & Description


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In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the merchant dresses to catch the eye. What type of garment is he wearing?

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1. The merchant boasts in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales that he is proficient at a particular task. What is this task?

2. In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales the merchant claims to know a bit about marriage. How long has he been married?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Thanks to the quiz and worksheet, which are accessible anytime, you can gauge your comprehension of the merchant and his role in The Canterbury Tales. What the merchant does for a living and how long he's been married are topics you need to know for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools help in testing your knowledge of:

  • The merchant's job
  • What the merchant might be hiding
  • Task that the merchant says he is proficient at
  • Garment the merchant wears

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about how long the merchant has been married
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what the merchant might be hiding and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the merchant from The Canterbury Tales

Additional Learning

Use the lesson called The Merchant in The Canterbury Tales: Character Analysis & Description to cover more about this character. Other topics you can review any time include:

  • How the merchant looks
  • The merchant's personality
  • Why the merchant might be considered a deceptive character