Shakespeare's Tragedy Plays: Elements & Structure


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Which of the following identifies an element found in Shakespeare's tragedies?

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1. What is a fatal flaw?

2. Which of Shakespeare's tragedies is a coming-of-age story about a young man who wants to avenge the death of his father?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the features of Shakespeare's tragedies. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include common elements found in Shakespearean tragedies as well as the definition of fatal flaw in regards to Shakespeare's tragedies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Elements of Shakespeare's tragedies
  • The definition of fatal flaw
  • An example of a Shakespearean tragedy
  • The definition of head tragedy

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 features of Shakespeare's tragedies lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as head tragedy and fatal flaw
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding features of Shakespeare's tragedies
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Bard's coming-of-age tragedy play

Additional Learning

To learn more about the plays of William Shakespeare, review the accompanying lesson titled Shakespeare's Tragedy Plays: Elements, Structure & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify four common elements found in Shakespearean tragedies
  • Define and give an example of head tragedy
  • Define and give an example of fatal flaw
  • Know the titles of ten Shakespearean plays categorized as tragedies
  • Understand how a play can be classified as a tragedy