This is the perfect assessment for a group of lower level readers who are reading Geoffrey Chaucer's, The Canterbury Tales. This 20 question test will assess the students ability to understand Chaucer's syntax and style as well as testing their ability to make inferences about characters and events.
To administer this assessment, give each student a copy of "The Pardoner's Tale". Students should close read the tale independently and answer the questions after their reading. I have included a slightly abridged copy of the tale as a printout with this document.