The Pardoner Quotes in The Canterbury Tales


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Where does The Pardoner travel within the 29 people traveling to Canterbury in The Canterbury Tales?

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1. Who gives The Pardoner power to provide forgiveness in The Canterbury Tales?

2. What types of products does the pardoner take with him to sell in The Canterbury Tales?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nobody likes a phony, and the Pardoner is about as big a phony as he can be. On this worksheet and quiz, you will answer questions on some of the things he says that show him for what he really is, what his standing is with the other pilgrims, and what he carries with him.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions on the quiz test you on:

  • Where the Pardoner gets his power to forgive sins
  • What he's carrying with him
  • Why he chose to become a Pardoner

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the Pardoner's real character to tell where he's placed among the rest of the pilgrims
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about who gives the Pardoner his power
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the language that the Pardoner sprinkles his sermons with to impress the people he's talking to

Additional Learning

Read or view the lesson titled The Pardoner Quotes in The Canterbury Tales if you'd like to find out more about him. The lesson will help you learn how to:

  • Explain why the Pardoner is really going to Canterbury
  • Discuss what kind of faith he has
  • Describe what the Pardoner thinks about the other pilgrims