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


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The Host asks the Monk to tell a merry tale, but instead he tells tales of _____.

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1. An exemplum is a _____

2. Ugolino, Count of Pisa, died with his three small children locked in a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet are available to help you assess your understanding of the summary of The Monk's Tale. Who stops the monk's recitation and what an exemplum is are some topics covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll get to check your understanding of:

  • Person who stops the Monk's grim recitation after 17 tales
  • Where Ugolino died with his three children
  • The meaning of a exemplum
  • Tales told by the Monk

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the summary of The Monk's Tale
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about an element that increases the difficulty of the Monk's Tale for the modern reader
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what the term 'exemplum' refers to and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can review more at your own pace thanks to the lesson, The Monk's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Prologue & Summary. Use this lesson to cover more about:

  • The Monk's role
  • Protagonists
  • Why The Monk's Tale is often skipped over
  • Why Chaucer may have written this tale as he did