The Reeve in The Canterbury Tales: Description & Character Analysis


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What is a reeve?

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1. What was another profession of the Reeve in The Canterbury Tales?

2. What was the Reeve's actual name in The Canterbury Tales?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet is an evaluation of your knowledge of the Reeve in The Canterbury Tales. You'll check your understanding of what a reeve is and how he is characterized in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The focus of this quiz and worksheet is to test what you know about:

  • What a reeve does
  • The other profession of the Reeve in the story
  • The real name of the Reeve
  • Describing the Reeve

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the other occupation the Reeve had to answer a question about it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to interpret how to describe the Reeve
  • Reading comprehension - from what you read, ensure you are able to pick out how the Reeve cheats his Lord

Additional Learning

There is an extensive look at this character in the accompanying lesson, The Reeve in The Canterbury Tales: Description & Character Analysis. This lesson offers more detail about:

  • The Reeve's relationship with his Lord
  • Why the Reeve wishes death on the Miller
  • The story the Reeve tells
  • What the story says about the Reeve