The Monk Quotes in The Canterbury Tales


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What was the job of the Monk in The Canterbury Tales?

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1. What was the Monk's passion in The Canterbury Tales?

2. What did the Monk think of the church and his position in The Canterbury Tales?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The usual conception of a monk is someone who wears homespun robes and sandals, and who spends his time in prayer, contemplation, study and hard work. Chaucer's Monk in The Canterbury Tales doesn't exactly fit the image. The questions on this quiz and worksheet test you on how he dresses, what he loves to do, his responsibilities and who does most of the talking about him.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will answer questions that test you on:

  • Which character gives a description of the Monk
  • What kind of clothing the Monk wears
  • How the Monk feels about the lifestyle and rules of his order

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about what his job is
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Monk's primary passion in life
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the Monk's character to describe what he thinks about his position and the Church

Additional Learning

For more information about quotes from the Monk, study the lesson titled The Monk's Quotes in The Canterbury Tales. When you're finished, you should meet these objectives:

  • Contrast the theme of the Monk's story with his own behavior
  • Identify the saint whose shrine the pilgrims are visiting
  • Name the year in which The Canterbury Tales was published