Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams: Summary, Themes & Analysis


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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was written by whom?

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1. Which of the following is a theme of the play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof?

2. The married couple at the center of the play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, is...

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a powerful drama about a wealthy southern family whose members are forced to honestly confront conflicts involving life, death, sexuality, and family dynamics. This lesson summarizes the action of play, and analyzes its characters and themes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As part of this lesson on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof you'll be quizzed on the following topics and details:

  • The theme embodied by the character of Big Daddy
  • The play's exploration of marriage
  • The character used to examine the theme of lost goals and promise
  • The reference in the play's title
  • The conflict between deception and reality
  • The author of the play

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - ensure that you can read a summary and analysis of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and understand the key moments and themes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to describe how the characters struggle with the underlying truth about their lives
  • Information recall - access your knowledge on the setting, characters and themes of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Additional Learning

For more information and insight into this play, read the lesson, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams: Summary, Themes & Analysis. This lesson focuses on the following goals:

  • Describe the action of the play
  • Explain the central theme of truth and deception
  • Describe how the memory of Skipper is used to define Brick and Maggie
  • Explain how the play gradually reveals the truth about characters