Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year: Summary & Analysis


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H.F. decided to remain in __________ where the bubonic plague took many lives.

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1. H.F.'s brother advised him to:

2. When the plague was noticed in a household...

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Daniel Defoe's editing of H.F.'s story of his survival through the plague gives us the details of the 1665 plague in London, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the details of the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following details:

  • H.F.'s type of observance of human nature during the plague
  • How people escaped house arrest during plague discovery
  • Thing H.F.'s brother advised him to do
  • Things that occurred to a plagued household
  • Where H.F. decided to remain

Skills Practiced

This quiz & worksheet allows you to test the following skills:

*Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the plague

*Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as bubonic plague and verisimilitude

*Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the details of H.F.'s survival

*Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the citizens dealt with the bubonic plague in London

Additional Learning

To learn more about H.F.'s account of the plague, review the corresponding lesson called Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year: Summary & Analysis. The lesson accomplishes the following objectives:

  • Explains the black death in London
  • Defines the bubonic plague
  • Introduces Daniel Defoe's 'Journal of the Plague Year'
  • Discusses the debate on whether Defoe is seen as the author or editor
  • Defines verisimilitude
  • Explains H.F.'s struggle of whether to stay or leave London during the plague
  • Gives other details about household's affected by the plague
  • Provides an analysis of Defoe's writing style