The Nun's Priest's Tale: The Beast Fable of the Canterbury Tales


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In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, 'The Nun's Priest's Tale' is an example of which genre?

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1. In 'The Nun's Priest's Tale' from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the name of the protagonist rooster, Chauntecleer, means what?

2. In 'The Nun's Priest's Tale' from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, Chauntecleer is comforted after a bad dream by his favorite wife, _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'The Nun's Priest's Tale' is a classic beast fable, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the story. You will be tested on your comprehension of the characters and events of the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following specifics of this tale:

  • What genre it falls under
  • Meaning of the protagonist's name
  • Specific events from the story

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Chaucer's 'The Nun's Priest's Tale'
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as beast fable
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the events and characters in 'The Nun's Priest's Tale'

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this fable, review the accompanying lesson titled The Nun's Priest's Tale: The Beast Fable of The Canterbury Tales. This literature lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Define key terms, like beast fable and bestiary
  • Identify characteristics of a beast fable
  • Know the story
  • Understand the story's moral implications