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


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'The Squire's Tale' in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales begins by introducing King Cambuscan. How is he better known?

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1. During the king's feast, as told in 'The Squire's Tale' from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, a foreign knight arrives bringing four gifts. From whom are these gifts?

2. Of the four gifts given to the king during 'The Squire's Tale,' as told in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, which one is exclusively for his daughter, Canace?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet focus on The Squire's Tale. To pass, you have to be familiar with the characters he describes and the tale's plot.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions test your knowledge of:

  • What the color blue signifies
  • The king's gift for Canace
  • Who the foreign knight brings gifts from

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who King Cambuscan represents
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify one of the clues about the squire's character that he reveals
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on The Squire's Tale in The Canterbury Tales

Additional Learning

Learn more about Chaucer's famous work by completing the lesson titled The Squire's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Prologue & Summary. The objectives covered include:

  • Review the exposition of The Squire's Tale
  • Know the details of his story
  • Understand the meaning of each gift