Don Quixote: Summary, Characters, Themes & Author


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What is Don Quixote's real identity?

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1. What is unusual about Don Quixote's love interest?

2. What is not one of the themes of the novel?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

In Don Quixote, Cervantes tells the story of the adventures of an elderly, half-mad gentlemen whose perceptions of the world, and his role in it, are distorted and defined by his books that are filled with tales of knights, quests and honor. This quiz/worksheet combo summarizes the plot of Don Quixote and helps you understand the themes and literary devices that have made this early novel a classic piece of world literature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following information related to Don Quixote:

  • Themes
  • Relevant dates regarding the novel
  • Love interest
  • Examples of Don Quixote's delusions
  • Don Quixote's real identity

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on Miguel de Cervantes' novel, Don Quixote
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain the main themes and characters in the novel
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Don Quixote

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson called Don Quixote: Summary, Characters, Themes & Author. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the turning points and influences in Cervantes' life
  • Understand the role Don Quixote played in establishing the novel as a literary form
  • Summarize the plot of Don Quixote
  • Understand the structure of the novel
  • Define metafiction