The Parson in The Canterbury Tales: Description & Character Analysis


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Who was the Parson's brother in The Canterbury Tales?

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1. What type of story does the Parson tell during the journey?

2. What type of person was the Parson in The Canterbury Tales?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz and worksheet, you'll ensure you are able to pick out who the Parson is and how he is described in The Canterbury Tales. You'll check what you remember about his part of the journey as well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet are intended to show you how much you remember about:

  • Who the Parson's brother is in the story
  • The type of story the Parson tells
  • Characteristics of the Parson
  • The reason Chaucer put the Parson's story in last

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the type of story the Parson tells to answer a question about it
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to pick out characteristics of the Parson from what you read
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret what the Parson appreciated the most

Additional Learning

If you want to study this topic in more detail, you can find a deeper review in the lesson, The Parson in The Canterbury Tales: Description & Character Analysis. This lesson offers additional insight into:

  • The Parson's unique position among the group
  • What a parson was
  • Characteristics of how the Parson lives
  • The retraction that follows The Parson's Tale