The Reeve's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Prologue & Summary


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In The Reeve's Tale, why is the Reeve offended?

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1. In The Reeve's Tale Prologue, what excuse does the Reeve give for not being able to tell a raunchier tale than the Miller?

2. In The Reeve's Tale which of the following is true about the Miller?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet offers the chance to test what you know about The Reeve's Tale in The Canterbury Tales. You can check your understanding of who this story is about and what happens.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet focuses on reviewing your understanding of:

  • Why the Reeve is offended
  • The reason the Reeve gives for not being able to tell a raunchier tale than the Miller
  • Describing the Miller in The Reeve's Tale
  • How the Miller distracts the students to steal their flour

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to pick out why the Reeve is offended from what you read
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and correctly interpreted how the Miller is described in The Reeve's Tale
  • Knowledge application - use understanding of the students' revenge to answer a question about it

Additional Learning

You will find deeper insight into this topic in the lesson titled The Reeve's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Prologue & Summary. This lesson highlights more details about:

  • What the Host tells the Reeve
  • Why the Miller can steal grain
  • What happens the harder the students try to catch the Miller stealing
  • How the boys escape