Dehumanization of Gregor in The Metamorphosis


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Which of the following describes one of the ways that Gregor entertains himself in his room in Kafka's Metamorphosis?

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1. Which of the following is one of the ways that Gregor's family continues to regard him as a human at the beginning of The Metamorphosis?

2. On the morning that Gregor wakes up as an insect, he tries to communicate with his family through the door. How does this go over with them?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of the way Gregor Samsa is dehumanized in The Metamorphosis with this worksheet/quiz combo. Specific topics include Gregor's way of entertaining himself in his room and the way his family treats him.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be assessed on these key points:

  • Gregor's first attempt at communicating with his family in the story
  • The apple and how it gets stuck in Gregor's back
  • Family member of Gregor who wants him to move out

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Gregor's dehumanization in The Metamorphosis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the family member who wants Gregor to move out after he turns into an insect
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the first time Gregor tries to talk to his family as an insect and how he entertains himself in his room

Additional Learning

The lesson called Dehumanization of Gregor in The Metamorphosis will teach you more about the following areas of interest:

  • Overview of the story and Gregor's role in it
  • The way the characters find out about his transformation
  • Gregor's ability to adapt to this change
  • His family's reactions