The Canterbury Tales The Parson's Tale Quiz

The Parson's Tale is different than all the others that have come before it as this "story" is really not a story at all, but an exposition on penance. Be sure you understand the elements of the treatise by taking the quiz over this tale in Geoffrey Chaucer's classic work The Canterbury Tales from eNotes.

  1. What is the subject of the Parson's sermon?

  2. Regarding his story, what does the Parson refuse to do?

  3. According to Chaucer, what are his tales meant to do?

  4. True or False: Chaucer does not want to be seen as judgmental

  5. The Parson reminds the travelers that life is a ____________ journey.