The Guildsmen in The Canterbury Tales: Haberdasher, Carpenter, Weaver, Dyer & Tapestry Maker


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The guildsmen of The Canterbury Tales are defined by their membership in guilds. Guilds were organizations providing all of the following EXCEPT:

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1. What links the five guildsmen of The Canterbury Tales?

2. Chaucer says of the Guildsmen that 'Each man of them appeared a proper burgess / To sit in guildhall on a high dais'. What was a burgess?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will test your understanding of the tradesmen in The Canterbury Tales. In order to pass the quiz, you'll need to be familiar with the five guildsmen.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

By taking this quiz, you can confirm your knowledge of the following details from The Canterbury Tales:

  • Services provided by guilds
  • How the five guildsmen are linked
  • Meaning of the word burgess used by Chaucer
  • Qualities illustrated by guildsmen
  • Clothing worn by the guildsmen

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about tradesmen in The Canterbury Tales
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the word burgess
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about qualities illustrated by guildsmen in a different light

Additional Learning

To continue your studies, be sure to review the related lesson titled The Guildsmen in The Canterbury Tales: Haberdasher, Carpenter, Weaver, Dyer & Tapestry Maker. Here's the type of information you'll find in this lesson:

  • Roles of the guildsmen
  • England's great cloth industry
  • Appearance and attitudes of guildsmen
  • England's urban prosperity