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

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In The Miller's Tale by Chaucer, which of the following is true about the prologue?

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1. In The Miller's Tale by Chaucer, which of the following is true about John's wife?

2. In Chaucer's The Miller's Tale, what subject is Nicholas obsessed with?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo helps you measure your knowledge of The Miller's Tale from The Canterbury Tales. You will need to identify specific events that take place during this story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll make sure you understand:

  • The events in the prologue of this story
  • Characteristic of John's wife
  • Nicholas' obsession

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what happens when Alison agrees to give Absalon a kiss
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what subject Nicholas is obsessed with in The Miller's Tale
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the events of the story and its prologue

Additional Learning

If you want to know more about this famous short story, review the lesson titled The Miller's Tale In The Canterbury Tales: Prologue & Summary. Topics covered will include:

  • The language this tale was written in
  • Other stories told in The Canterbury Tales
  • Absalom's attack on Nick
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