The Other Two by Edith Wharton: Themes & Analysis


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In Edith Wharton's ''The Other Two,'' high society does not take well to divorce. How many times has Alice Waythorn been divorced?

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1. Edith Wharton writes in ''The Other Two'' that Alice Waythorn ''discovered the solution of the newest social problem.'' What is this social problem?

2. In Wharton's ''The Other Two,'' what illusion does Alice cast over her husband?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This multiple-choice quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of The Other Two by Edith Wharton. The quiz consists of five short multiple-choice questions about Alice Waythorn and her husband.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on the following topics:

  • Number of times Alice Waythorn has been divorced
  • Social problem Alice Waythorn discovered the solution to
  • How Alice Waythorn deceives her husband
  • What's demonstrated by Mr. Waythorn accepting a cup of tea from his wife
  • Who claims Alice Waythorn as a possession

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about The Other Two
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how Alice deceives her husband and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how many times Alice Waythorn has been divorced

Additional Learning

Learn more about this short story with the lesson titled The Other Two by Edith Wharton: Themes & Analysis. Here's a quick glance at what's included in the lesson:

  • Themes in the story
  • Alice's inner strength and confidence
  • The illusion that life is wonderful
  • What allows for reconciliation among all parties