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


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In The Canterbury Tales, to which economic or social group does the Shipman belong?

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1. Who are the main characters in ''The Shipman's Tale''?

2. In ''The Shipman's Tale,'' what sum of money is asked for as a loan, and by and from which main character?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz and worksheet, you'll have the chance to assess what you remember from reading 'The Shipman's Tale' from The Canterbury Tales. You can review the social group the Shipman belongs to and what his story is about.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet revisits what you read about:

  • The social group the Shipman belongs to
  • The main characters in 'The Shipman's Tale'
  • Who asks for a loan and from whom in this story
  • The beliefs the Shipman reveals about himself through this story

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret the social or economic class the Shipman belongs to
  • Information recall - access your knowledge of who the main characters in the Shipman's story are
  • Reading comprehension - from what you read, ensure you are able to pick out the two beliefs the Shipman reveals about himself in his story

Additional Learning

If you want to study this topic in greater detail, you can read the accompanying lesson, 'The Shipman's Tale' in The Canterbury Tales: Prologue & Summary. This lesson offers a closer look at:

  • Characteristics of the Shipman
  • Who the Shipman's story is about
  • What the wife does for a loan in the story
  • The moral of the story