The Monk in The Canterbury Tales: Description & Social Class


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In The Canterbury Tales, what does the Monk spend most of his time doing?

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1. What is the Monk's favorite animal in The Canterbury Tales?

2. In The Canterbury Tales, what social class does the Monk ACT as though he belongs to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo offers the chance to check what you remember about the Monk in The Canterbury Tales. You'll revisit what you read about what the Monk spends most of his time doing and the social class he belongs to.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet focuses on reviewing what you know about:

  • What the Monk spends most of his time doing
  • The Monk's favorite animal
  • The social class the Monk acts as though he belongs to
  • The jewelry the Monk wears that could mean he lusts for women

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret what the Monk spends most of his time doing
  • Information recall - see if you can remember what social class the Monk acts like he belongs to
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to understand what you read about the excuse the Monk gives for his love of all things worldly

Additional Learning

If you want to study this character in more detail, you can review the lesson, The Monk in The Canterbury Tales: Description & Social Class. This lesson covers more information about:

  • How the Monk challenges the traditional views of a monk
  • What his physical characteristics tell us about him
  • Comparing how the Monk spends his time compared to traditional monks of the time
  • The Monk's lusts