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The Monk in The Canterbury Tales: Character Analysis, Satire & Criticism

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The Monk's fine clothing and gold pin suggest that _____

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1. 'The General Prologue' describes the Monk's impressive horse in order to _____

2. Writing a character like the Monk, who is far from the ideal of the modest and devoted clergyman, is Chaucer's way of _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using the worksheet/quiz combo, you can check your knowledge of characteristics of the Monk from The Canterbury Tales. The Monk's possessions are covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can assess your knowledge of:

  • Chaucer's satire of the clergy
  • Why Chaucer includes the Monk in his work
  • A suggestion that can be made based on the Monk's clothing
  • Why the Monk's impressive horse is covered in the prologue

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the elements that Chaucer plays with using the Monk's character
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Monk from The Canterbury Tales
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how Chaucer uses the Monk throughout this piece and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Review more topics about this character thanks to the lesson called The Monk in The Canterbury Tales: Character Analysis, Satire & Criticism. Use this lesson to:

  • Review roles of the clergy
  • Examine how the Monk is different from other characters in The Canterbury Tales
  • Identify the relationships explored in The Canterbury Tales
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