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Genre of A Lesson Before Dying

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In Ernest Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying, this character is wrongfully accused of murder:

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1. Ernest J. Gaines cites this modernist author as a significant influence:

2. Ernest J. Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying can be classified as a _____ novel.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet examines the genre that A Lesson Before Dying falls under. You'll be tested on relevant character and plot details as well as related contextual aspects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet consists of questions involving the following facets of A Lesson Before Dying:

  • Which character is wrongfully accused
  • Influences of the book
  • The novel's genre classification
  • What the protagonist is given in prison
  • Parallels of the protagonist's story arc

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn important details from the lesson on the plot and characters of A Lesson Before Dying
  • Making connections - use your understanding to connect the protagonist's story to another figure's
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the genre and influences of the novel

Additional Learning

To closer study this novel, you can check out the corresponding lesson titled Genre of A Lesson Before Dying. This lesson encompasses the following objectives:

  • Know when the novel was published
  • Connect the novel to the Southern folk narrative
  • Explore the allegorical nature of the book
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