The Skipper in The Canterbury Tales: Description & Character Analysis

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How does the Skipper in The Canterbury Tales differ from many of the other characters?

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1. Why does Chaucer describe the Skipper in The Canterbury Tales as wearing ''a gown of falding (coarse cloth)''?

2. How does the Skipper in The Canterbury Tales deal with conflict, according to the description of his character?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Complete the quiz and worksheet to see what you know about the Skipper in The Canterbury Tales. This character's role and attributes are some of the topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to find out how much you know about:

  • The meaning of 'with many a tempest had his beard been shake'
  • How the Skipper deals with conflict
  • Why Chaucer describes the Skipper as wearing 'a gown of falding'
  • How the Skipper is different from many of the other characters

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as the Skipper and other characters in the tales
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on the Skipper in The Canterbury Tales
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the main point of 'The Skipper's Tale'

Additional Learning

Learn more about this character by using the lesson called The Skipper in The Canterbury Tales: Description & Character Analysis. Other topics you can analyze include:

  • Another name for the Skipper
  • Attributes of the Skipper
  • The plot of his tale
  • Lessons that can be learned from 'The Skipper's Tale'
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