The Wife of Bath in The Canterbury Tales: Description & Character Analysis


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What is the Wife of Bath traveling to see in The Canterbury Tales?

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1. How many men has the Wife of Bath been married to in The Canterbury Tales?

2. What was the Wife of Bath's occupation in The Canterbury Tales?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can test your knowledge of the Wife of Bath with this quiz and worksheet combo. This resource addresses general background information about this character and her part in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet is offered to check what you know about:

  • What the Wife of Bath is traveling to see
  • The number of husbands the Wife of Bath has had
  • The occupation the Wife of Bath had
  • Why the Wife of Bath was deaf in one ear

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to draw out how many times the Wife of Bath has been married from what you read
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of why the Wife of Bath was deaf in one ear to answer a question about it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret how the Wife of Bath controls her husbands

Additional Learning

You will find further detail on this topic in the lesson, The Wife of Bath in The Canterbury Tales: Description & Character Analysis. This lesson offers a deeper look at:

  • Background on the story
  • What is significant about the color she wears
  • Characteristics of the Wife of Bath
  • Why she married her last husband
  • The importance about how she speaks to the others in the group