Arms & the Man: Summary, Characters & Themes


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Who wrote the comedy, Arms and the Man?

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1. Which of these is a character in Arms and the Man?

2. Which of these is NOT a theme found in Arms and the Man?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you to check how well you understand George Bernard Shaw's play Arms and the Man. You will answer questions related to the characters and themes found within the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will help you gauge your understanding of:

  • Who authored the play and when it was produced
  • The characters in the play
  • Which characters play the roles of foils to the main characters
  • The themes present in the play
  • What inspired the title of the play

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills while completing the worksheet and quiz:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge that you have gained regarding the themes in Shaw's Arms and the Man
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the characters present in Arms and the Man and understand them in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer quiz questions about George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man

Additional Learning

To further review George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, read through the accompanying lesson on the play. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review a synopsis of the play
  • Know the characters and their places in the play
  • Define a 'foil'
  • Explore themes in the play, including a romanticized view on love and war, growing up, and how everybody lies