The Yeoman in The Canterbury Tales: Description & Characterization


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The Yeoman in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales mentions that his occupation has taken a toll on his physical appearance. What has happened to the Yeoman?

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1. Despite the effects on the Yeoman's appearance, there is another aspect of his job that consumes him, as he mentions in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. What is it?

2. The Yeoman describes the con game that is played on unsuspecting victims, making them believe gold can be created from anything. As explained in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, how does this con game work?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quickly work through the worksheet and quiz to see how much you know about the Yeoman and his attributes from The Canterbury Tales. Some topics you need to know for the quiz include how the con game that he describes works and aspects of the Yeoman's job that consume him.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can test your understanding of:

  • The type of person the Yeoman was before working for an alchemist
  • How the Yeoman looks, thanks to his job
  • The effects of the Yeoman's job
  • How the con game works

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the warning that the Yeoman gives to the alchemists
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Yeoman
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how the con game played by the alchemists works and interpret it correctly

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  • The personality of the Yeoman
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