The Yeoman's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Prologue & Summary


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In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, before the yeoman tells his tale, he explains who he is. What does a yeoman do?

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1. The yeoman provides some biographical background before he begins his tale, as found in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. He has spent seven long years helping to chase after what item?

2. The yeoman begins his tale, as told in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, and tells of a canon who swindles a priest. How does the canon gain the priest's trust?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evaluate what you remember about the Yeomen's Tale in The Canterbury Tales with this quiz and worksheet combo. With this resource, you can test what you know about this tale and the yeoman.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to target your understanding of:

  • What a yeoman does
  • The item the yeoman spent 7 years chasing
  • How the canon gains the priest's trust in the story
  • The items the canon 'changes'

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can recall what a yeoman does
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of what the yeoman spends seven years chasing after to answer a question about it
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to pick out the yeoman's warning

Additional Learning

If you want to find more insight into this topic, you can learn more in the lesson, The Yeoman's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Prologue & Summary. This lesson offers a closer look at:

  • How the yeoman is dressed
  • Who the canon is
  • What has happened to the yeoman on his journey
  • Defining alchemist
  • What the priest in the story realizes