The Seven Deadly Sins in The Canterbury Tales


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Who is the only traveler in The Canterbury Tales who is seemingly free of mortal sin?

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1. Why is the Miller guilty of gluttony in The Canterbury Tales?

2. The Pardoner, who is an agent of the Pope, is most guilty of which of the Seven Deadly Sins in The Canterbury Tales?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

One of the topics The Canterbury Tales covers is the seven deadly sins, and you can gauge your knowledge of them and their significance by working through the quiz and worksheet. You'l be asked to identify which traveler suffers from which sin.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this assessment is to help you check your knowledge of:

  • The mortal sin that the Knight is guilty of
  • Why the Miller is guilty of gluttony
  • The only traveler who is free of mortal sin
  • Why the Parson is the most significant character concerning the seven deadly sins

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the seven deadly sins in The Canterbury Tales
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the sin that the Pardoner commits
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why Miller is guilty of gluttony and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Make an effort to learn more about these sins using the lesson called The Seven Deadly Sins in The Canterbury Tales. Thanks to this lesson, you can:

  • Determine what The Canterbury Tales is about
  • Review the relationship between irony and the seven deadly sins
  • Examine the Parson's role