The Nun in The Canterbury Tales: Description & Character Analysis


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In The Canterbury Tales, what is the Nun's real name?

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1. What language does the Nun pretend to know in The Canterbury Tales?

2. In The Canterbury Tales, what action shows the Nun's hypocrisy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet addresses what you remember about the Nun in The Canterbury Tales. You'll review what you read about her physical appearance and characteristics implied from what you read in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to test what you know about:

  • Physical characteristics of the Nun
  • The language the Nun pretends to know
  • Actions that show the Nun's hypocrisy
  • How the beads show the Nun is secular-minded

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - from what you read, ensure you are able to pick out the physical characteristics presented about the Nun
  • Information recall - see if you can remember what language the Nun pretends to know
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret what word used by Chaucer is the perfect description of the Nun

Additional Learning

You can read further about this character in the lesson, The Nun in The Canterbury Tales: Description & Character Analysis. This lesson covers more insight about:

  • The real name of the Nun
  • How Chaucer addresses her in the story
  • Describing her clothing
  • How Chaucer draws out her hypocrisy