The Shipman in The Canterbury Tales: Description & Quotes


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What other name is used to describe the Shipman in some versions of The Canterbury Tales?

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1. Which of the following best describes the Shipman from The Canterbury Tales?

2. Which of the following did the Shipman lack in The Canterbury Tales?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your knowledge of who the Shipman is in The Canterbury Tales with this quiz and worksheet combo. With this resource, you can review what you remember about the traits and description of this character.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet test what you know about:

  • Another name for the Shipman in other versions of this story
  • The physical description of the Shipman
  • What's lacking in the Shipman
  • Who the Shipman tells a story about

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and are able to correctly identify why The Shipman's Tale is matched with this character
  • Information recall - see if you can remember how the Shipman was described
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to pick out the characters in the Shipman's story from what you read

Additional Learning

If you want to study this character in more detail, you can read the lesson offered in The Shipman in The Canterbury Tales: Description & Quotes. This lesson offers a closer look at:

  • What the Shipman is doing when he is introduced in the story
  • The Shipman's knowledge
  • The tale told before The Shipman's Tale
  • The story of The Shipman's Tale