The Canterbury Tales The Knight's Tale Quiz

The Knight has won the right to tell his story first. Be sure you understand the ins-and-out of the love affair between Palamon, Arcite and Emily by taking the quiz over "The Knight's Tale" in Geoffrey Chaucer's classic work The Canterbury Tales from eNotes.

  1. Why does Theseus attack Thebes and kill Creon, who had recently conquered that city?

  2. Why does Palamon claim to have the greater right to love Emily than his brother, Arcite?

  3. How do the travelers decide who will tell their story first?

  4. By what is Arcite mentally tormented?

  5. What sentence does Theseus pass on the two wounded princes found at Thebes?