The Canterbury Tales Quizzes & Trivia

Ever wondered about the story behind The Canterbury Tales? Try one of these quizzes online about The Canterbury Tales and challenge what you already know about this brilliant piece of art.


This quiz will test your general knowledge of Geofrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.

Questions: 4  |  Attempts: 1287   |  Last updated: Dec 14, 2012
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    The Canterbury Tales begins in...

A novel, The Canterbury Tales written by Geoffrey Chaucer in middle English between 1387-1400 is about the journey of pilgrims. If you read this book, take the quiz to know how much you remember about it.

Questions: 50  |  Attempts: 544   |  Last updated: Sep 4, 2017
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    During the 14th Century, what made people decide that a collective social change was needed?

This is a quiz over the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales.

Questions: 31  |  Attempts: 367   |  Last updated: Sep 18, 2018
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    In “The Prologue,” Chaucer’s main objective is to 

The Canterbury Tales is a variety of 24 stories that run to over 17,000 lines that is written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer from 1387 to 1400. Take a quiz and learn about these tales.

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 100   |  Last updated: Apr 5, 2019
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    Which year did Geoffrey Chaucer become controller of customs?

The frame of the story opens with a gathering of people and whoever tells the best tale, to be judged by the Host, will receive a free meal upon their return. There were many lessons from the stories. Take the Canterbury...

Questions: 21  |  Attempts: 81   |  Last updated: Apr 5, 2019
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    Who draws the short straw?




The Canterbury Tales Questions & Answers


During the 14th Century, what made people decide that a collective social change was needed?
The realisation that the end of the world was not necessarily coming shortly
Why are the pilgrims going to Canterbury?
To visit the Cathedral at Canterbury and Thomas Beckett's tomb
What made people decide that a collective social change was needed during the 14th Century?
The realisation that the end of the world was not necessarily coming shortly
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