An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge: Theme & Analysis


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Who was the author of 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge'?

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1. What is the occupation of the protagonist, Peyton Farquhar, in 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge'?

2. Which is NOT an element that Bierce uses to illustrate the main theme of 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is the plot of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, and what themes does it explore? Use the practice questions in this quiz and worksheet to assess your understanding of this well-known story.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The occupation of the story's protagonist
  • Elements used to illustrate main themes of the story
  • The literary technique used by the author
  • The ability to identify a thematic element by reading a passage from the story

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the themes of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the plot of the story
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the way in which mortality denial is addressed through the main character of the story

Additional Learning

To learn more about this story, review the accompanying lesson called An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge: Theme & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Summarize the plot of the story
  • Explore the themes of the story
  • Present an analysis of the theme of mortality denial in the story