The Reeve Quotes in The Canterbury Tales


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Which of the following is true about the Reeve?

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1. Why does the Reeve take offense to the Miller's tale?

2. According to the Reeve, what do old men fear and obey?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet offers the chance to test what you know about the Reeve in The Canterbury Tales. You'll review your understanding of who the Reeve is and why he takes offense to the Miller's tale.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet assesses your knowledge of:

  • How the Reeve describes himself
  • Why the Reeve takes offense to the Miller's tale
  • What old men fear and obey according to the Reeve
  • The event the Reeve says happened on the day he was born

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you remember how the Reeve describes himself
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and are able to correctly interpret why the Reeve takes offense to the Miller's tale
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to pick out from your reading what the Reeve says just before he tells his story

Additional Learning

There are more details on this character in the lesson The Reeve Quotes in The Canterbury Tales. This lesson gives more information about:

  • What the Reeve promises to do
  • The Reeve's complaints
  • What the Reeve compares himself to
  • The reference to scripture the Reeve uses