The Prioress Quotes in The Canterbury Tales


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What are a Prioress's duties in The Canterbury Tales?

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1. Who did the Prioress bring with her on her trip in The Canterbury Tales?

2. What did the Prioress wear in The Canterbury Tales that infers she is not completely religious minded?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on this worksheet/quiz combo focus on selected quotations from the Prioress, one of the pilgrims Chaucer follows in The Canterbury Tales. You will answer test questions on what a prioress does, how Chaucer's Prioress behaves, and how the Host feels about her.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions test for:

  • The Host's opinion of the Prioress as a travelling companion
  • What the Prioress wears that isn't consistent with her religious habit
  • Who travels with her

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the Prioress's character to describe how she acts on the journey
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what her responsibilities are
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about the people she brings with her

Additional Learning

Study the lesson titled The Prioress Quotes in The Canterbury Tales if you'd like to get to know her better. Upon completion, you should meet these objectives:

  • Describe what the Prioress looks like
  • Tell what she does before she begins telling her story
  • Name the inn where the pilgrims meet before beginning their journey