How is the Pardoner Different From the Parson in The Canterbury Tales?


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The Pardoner is especially guilty of which of the Seven Mortal Sins in The Canterbury Tales?

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1. What belief does the Pardoner continually express in The Canterbury Tales?

2. What type of story does the Pardoner tell the other travelers in The Canterbury Tales?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet let you see if you understand the differences between the Pardoner and the Parson in The Canterbury Tales. Answer questions about the beliefs and actions of both characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set, you'll measure your understanding of:

  • The sins of the Pardoner
  • Beliefs expressed by the Pardoner many times
  • The Pardoner's tale

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast characters from the lesson, such as the Pardoner and the Parson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the worst of the Pardoner's sins
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what kind of story the Pardoner tells and why he chose that type of tale

Additional Learning

For more information about these characters, read the lesson titled How is the Pardoner Different From the Parson in The Canterbury Tales? You will explore:

  • The seven mortal sins
  • Beliefs held closely by the Parson
  • The Parson's contribution to the stories