The Canterbury Tales The Shipman's Tale Quiz

"The Shipman's Tale" concerns a merchant, his wife, and a monk. Be sure you understand the moral failings of this trio by taking the quiz over this tale in Geoffrey Chaucer's classic work The Canterbury Tales from eNotes.

  1. Who is a frequent visitor to the merchant's home?

  2. True or False: The merchant's wife repays her debt through sexual favors

  3. Of what is the merchant's wife excessively fond?

  4. What does the Shipman promise to leave out of his tale?

  5. How does the merchant's wife say he must accept repayment?