Lucille Fletcher's Sorry, Wrong Number: Summary & Analysis


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In Lucille Fletcher's Sorry, Wrong Number, how does Mrs. Stevenson first learn that a murder has been planned?

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1. How is radio drama different from a traditional play?

2. In Lucille Fletcher's Sorry, Wrong Number, Mrs. Stevenson is portrayed as physically helpless, and she is unable to get help to prevent her own murder. Her strong feelings of fear and helplessness are part of what type of story?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Louise Fletcher's Sorry, Wrong Number was a popular radio drama that first aired in the early 1940s. This quiz will challenge you to answer questions about the story's protagonist, characters, and events.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked questions about the following:

  • How Mrs. Stevenson first learns that a murdrer has been planned
  • The differences between a radio drama and a traditional play
  • Mrs. Stevenson's portrayal
  • Who refuses to believe Mrs. Stevenson's claim that she's in danger
  • The character that answers the phone call at the end of the story

Skills Practiced

You'll practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained about the character of Mrs. Stevenson and understand how her portrayal classifies the story in a certain genre
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Sorry, Wrong Number to identify the character that answers the phone at the end of the story
  • Distinguishing differences - be able to distinguish the primary difference between a radio drama and a traditional stage play

Additional Learning

To further understand the characters and events in this play, read the related lesson, Louise Fletcher's Sorry, Wrong Number: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn which radio program the play first aired on
  • Understand how long Mrs. Stevenson is confined to her bed
  • Analyze how the play can be interpreted as a study on paranoia