The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow: Summary & Analysis


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Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March tells the story of a young man coming of age in the decades before and during _____.

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1. Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March is made up of loosely-connected episodes instead of a conventional plot, making it an example of what kind of novel?

2. Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March is often read as a revision of typical stories of American success, such as those associated with which writer?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Adventures of Augie March offers a look into the past through the eyes of 'Augie March'. Use this quiz to test your knowledge or print it for a worksheet review of the story's major events and unique qualities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this resource as a way to review:

  • The era in which the book was set
  • Details about the main character's background in the story
  • Major events that happen to the main character in the story

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - see if you were able to pick out and remember the main plot points and key information from the story
  • Knowledge application - be able to use your memory to answer questions about 'Augie March'
  • Information recall - see if you are able to recall how the time the story was set in impacts the theme of the story

Additional Learning

You can learn more with a more-detailed summary and look into this novel with the provided lesson, The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow: Summary & Analysis. This lesson offers a review of:

  • The format of the novel
  • Augie March's early years
  • Teenage years during tough times
  • Augie's relationships
  • Bellow's twist on a traditional theme