Childhood in Wuthering Heights


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1. What is the name of Heathcliff's son in Wuthering Heights?

2. Who is ultimately in charge of Hareton Earnshaw's education in Wuthering Heights?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine what you know about the theme of childhood in Wuthering Heights as well as a second generation of characters in the book. Answer questions on areas of focus like child labor laws and Heathcliff's son.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following will be covered:

  • Children's education in the story
  • Second generation characters
  • An abusive father

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on childhood in Wuthering Heights
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the time period when child labor laws were first introduced into society
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the abusiveness of Hareton's father

Additional Learning

We've designed this lesson named, Childhood in Wuthering Heights to help you understand a little more about this area of study. Points of focus include the following:

  • The concept of childhood
  • Childhood at Wuthering Heights
  • Heathcliff and the Earnshaws
  • Hareton