D.H. Lawrence's The Rainbow: Summary & Concept


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D.H. Lawrence is the _____ author of The Rainbow?

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1. Why does Ursula turn down Skrebensky's marriage proposal in The Rainbow?

2. Which of the following identifies a description of Ursula's personality in the novel The Rainbow?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz can help you to understand the lesson about The Rainbow, a generation-spanning, controversial novel by D. H. Lawrence. You'll be quizzed on the author, the nature of the book's controversy and some of its protagonists.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The author of the book
  • Ursula's reasons for declining to marry
  • The nature of Ursula's personality
  • Why The Rainbow was deemed controversial

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on D.H. Lawrence's The Rainbow
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information regarding the character Ursula and public reaction to the novel
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the differing attitudes of Ursula and Anna on marriage

Additional Learning

To learn more about this significant novel, review the accompanying lesson called D.H. Lawrence's The Rainbow: Summary & Concept. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the author of the book
  • Identify the main character in the second half of the book
  • Understand why the book was banned in England
  • Explain why Ursula declines a marriage proposal
  • Describe Ursula's personality