The Summoner Quotes in The Canterbury Tales

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In The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, why is the Summoner angry?

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1. In The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, what does the Summoner tell the other travelers to do?

2. In The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, which of the following does the Summoner say?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz and worksheet to review what you recall about the Summoner in The Canterbury Tales. You'll revisit why the Summoner is angry and how he treats the travelers on the journey.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet address your knowledge of:

  • The reason the Summoner is angry in the story
  • What the Summoner tells the other travelers to do
  • The Summoner's quotes in the story
  • Where the Summoner says Friars that go to hell live

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret why the Summoner is angry in the story
  • Reading comprehension - from what you read, ensure you are able to pick out what the Summoner tells the other travelers with him to do
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of what the Summoner says just before he starts his story to answer a question about it

Additional Learning

There is a complete overview of this character in the accompanying lesson, The Summoner Quotes in The Canterbury Tales. This lesson offers a deeper dive into:

  • How the Summoner reacts to the story the Friar tells
  • What the Summoner looks like
  • The Summoner's words about the Friar before his story
  • The Summoner's last words
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