Which of the pilgrims tells a tale of
Which of the pilgrims is traveling
with the Pardoner?
Which two pilgrims are brothers?
The Parson and The Plowman
Name two of the three pilgrims
Which pilgrim had bright red hair, a
wart on his nose with hair growing
out of it, and a foul mouth?
Why are the pilgrims going to
To visit the grave of St. Thomas a’
Beckett. He was the Archbishop of
Canterbury who died for his religious
principles instead of giving in to King
What month is it when the pilgrims
begin their journey?
Which pilgrim was responsible for
buying all the food for the lawyers of
the Inner Temple?(He was smarter than
all of them, but illiterate.)
Which pilgrim has been married
The Wife of Bath
Which of the pilgrims is the
Which of the pilgrims is in debt, but
gave financial advice anyway?
What name do we give to the dyer,
carpet maker, weaver, carpenter,
and haberdasher collectively?
How was the Wife of Bath made
Jankyn hit her for
tearing his book.
Which of the pilgrims was a foreman on
his master’s estate? He was so much
better at business he bought his master
gifts and lent him money.
Which of the pilgrims keeps little
dogs and prefers to speak French?
Explain why Chaucer’s “Canterbury
Tales” is called a “snapshot of an
It contains descriptions of
individuals of a diverse
group of economic and
career situations. It gives a
good idea of what life was
like in this time period.
Which of the pilgrims says he has a
special license from the Pope to hear
confessions? He also had a fondness
for young women.
Which pilgrim’s job was it to haul
people into religious court?
Which pilgrim owned greyhounds
and acted as though he were a rich
gentleman rather than his job?
Complete the quote, “If gold rusts,
what will iron do?
Why did Chaucer leave the tales
He worked on them for
10 years, but he died
before finishing them.
Which of the pilgrims had blisters
and sores on his face?
What disease were these sores an
What two things did the Wife of
Bath say made a good husband?
What is the Wife of Bath’s strategy
for never getting yelled at by her
Accuse him of the
Which of her husbands did the wife
of Bath marry for love instead of
According to the Wife of Bath’s
Tale, what is it that a woman most
To be her own boss, to
be able to make her
own decisions and have
her opinion matter to her
Which of the pilgrims was the
sheriff of his district and loved to
throw big parties?
Which of the pilgrims was feared by
the servants on his master’s
Which pilgrim was good at his job, but
enjoyed kickbacks from apothecaries
and cheating people out of their gold?
Which pilgrim is said to have worn
a short gown and slept as little as a
Which pilgrim prepared an
Who made all of their enemies walk
the plank from his boat the
Which pilgrim wears a brooch that
says “Love conquers all.”?
The Prioress (Nun)
Which pilgrim keeps little gifts in his
pocket to attract pretty girls? It says he
“fixed up many a marriage.”
In the Pardoner’s Tale, what is it
that the three rioters are seeking
when they leave town?
Why does the old man they meet
tell them to go behind a certain
He says he left Death
there earlier. It was
really money that he
knew they’d kill for.
How does the youngest rioter die?
The other two rioters
stab him when he
How do the other two die?
After they killed the first
rioter, they drank one of
his bottles of wine that
What is the message the Pardoner
is hoping you’d get out of his
Money is the root of all
evil. If you want to go to
heaven you have to give
away your money.
Look! Here’s a collection
Which pilgrim would prefer to buy
books rather than food?
The Oxford Cleric
Which pilgrim immediately tries to get
money out of the other pilgrims as soon
as his or her tale is finished?
Who wrote the Canterbury Tales?
Who is probably the richest of the
pilgrims, but is humble, honest, and
Which two characters does Chaucer
use to make positive statements about
he Catholic church?
Which pilgrim is said to have a
thumb of gold?
Name any two characters Chaucer
uses to point out flaws in the
Nun, Friar, Monk,
Which pilgrim is a servant to the
Which pilgrim is an honest, hardworking
Christian man? He works all day in his
fields but won’t hesitate to help a friend or
What is the Tabard Inn?
The place owned by
the Host where they
all meet to start the
What literary device is used in “The
Pardoner’s Tale” when they talk
about Death as a character?
What commentary was Chaucer trying
to make about he class system with his
characters, The Nun and the Monk?
In the upper class, daughters who
had no dowry to make a good
marriage were forced into the
church. The same was true for
sons who had no inheritance. It
was the only “respectable” thing