After Twenty Years: Summary & Characters


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William Sydney Porter, the author of 'After Twenty Years,' is better known to readers as _____.

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1. The author of 'After Twenty Years' was famous for using what kind of sudden and unexpected turn of events in a story's conclusion?

2. Which of these is NOT a character in 'After Twenty Years?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A quiz and an interactive worksheet will test your understanding of 'After Twenty Years'. There are also study topics you will need to know, like the author's pen-name and what literary device he used for which he is most well-known.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Recall the characters in the story
  • Identify flaws and traits of the outlaw
  • Understand the identity-crisis of Jimmy when he comes into contact with the fugitive

Skills Practiced

Here are a few of the skills that you can practice with these assessments:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on 'After Twenty Years'
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of Jimmy and his internal-conflict when he comes across a certain fugitive
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the outlaw's character flaws

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about 'After Twenty Years'? Then utilize this lesson entitled 'After Twenty Years': Summary & Characters. After reviewing the lesson, you will be able to:

  • Understand the literary merit of William Sydney Porter's works
  • Develop a sense of character traits
  • Explore the story's central theme
  • Realize the power of a short story