The Prioress in The Canterbury Tales: Description & Character Analysis


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What is the Prioress's actual name in The Canterbury Tales?

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1. What is large about the Prioress in The Canterbury Tales?

2. Who did the Prioress travel with in The Canterbury Tales?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet provides the chance to review your knowledge of the Prioress in The Canterbury Tales. You will check your understanding of who she is and how she is characterized in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet is to address your knowledge of:

  • The Prioress's actual name
  • What is large about the Prioress
  • Who the Prioress brings with her
  • The contradictions in how the Prioress dressed, considering her religious position

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - from what you read, ensure you are able to pick out what the Prioress's real name is
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of who the prioress brings with her to answer a question about it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to interpret information about how the Prioress behaves in the story

Additional Learning

You can study more extensively about this character in the lesson, The Prioress in The Canterbury Tales: Description & Character Analysis. This lesson offers more insight about:

  • Where the Prioress falls in the list of people discussed by the Host
  • What a Prioress is
  • The Prioress's contradictory behavior
  • The story the Prioress tells
  • What the Prioress's point in the story offers