The Flowers by Alice Walker: Setting, Theme & Symbolism

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What is the theme of Alice Walker's short story The Flowers?

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1. How is a rope a symbol for death in Alice Walker's short story The Flowers?

2. How do flowers represent innocence in Alice Walker's short story The Flowers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll find a series of multiple-choice questions in this quiz/worksheet combo that assess your understanding of the the symbolism, theme and setting of 'The Flowers' by Alice Walker. When you answer these questions, you'll be asked about topics including the story's theme, how flowers represent innocence and how a rope is a symbol for death in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is a handy way to see how well you can:

  • Identify the theme of the short story The Flowers by Alice Walker
  • Explain how a rope is a symbol for death in Walker's story
  • Detail the way flowers represent innocence in the story
  • Outline how the reader knows this story takes place after the Civil War
  • Discuss what the line 'and the summer was over' suggest about the main character, Myop

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the reader knows this story takes place after the Civil War
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the theme of the story The Flowers and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the phrase and the summer was over indicates about the main character, Myop

Additional Learning

The lesson called The Flowers by Alice Walker: Setting, Theme & Symbolism covers this story in more depth. After finishing this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Explain what Myop sees that signals the end of her innocence
  • Identify a significant color of the flowers and what this represents
  • Detail the symbolism of the noose surrounding a wild pink rose
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