The Wife of Bath Quotes in The Canterbury Tales


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What was the Wife of Bath's chosen profession in The Canterbury Tales?

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1. Why was the character called the Wife of Bath in The Canterbury Tales?

2. How many times was the Wife of Bath married to older men in The Canterbury Tales?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this worksheet and quiz, you will answer questions centering on selected quotations from the Wife of Bath as she is portrayed in Chaucer's masterpiece The Canterbury Tales. The quiz will ask you questions on how she sees herself, what her profession is, how she made her money and what she intends to do to get what she wants.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on:

  • What the Wife of Bath compares herself to
  • What she does for a living
  • Why she's called the Wife of Bath

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about what she intends to use in order to gain her own ends
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the number of times she's been married to men older than herself
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the Wife of Bath's character to explain why she was named that way

Additional Learning

If you'd like to find out more about this outspoken woman, take a look at the lesson titled The Wife of Bath Quotes in The Canterbury Tales. Successful completion of the lesson should enable you to:

  • Tell where the pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales are going
  • Describe the Wife of Bath's feelings for the men she marries
  • Explain why the Wife of Bath says she goes out at night