Forrest Gump: Book Summary, Historical References & Analysis


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What state is Forrest from?

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1. What disease is supposed to have killed Jenny?

2. How does Forrest honor his friend Bubba?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of the novel, Forrest Gump, with this assessment. It will ask students questions about the important people, places, and events in the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To do well on the quiz/worksheet, students should consider the following:

  • Where the novel takes place
  • Characters including Forrest, Jenny, and Bubba
  • Events that take place in the novel
  • How the novel differs from the movie

Skills Practiced

Students who take this quiz/worksheet will be given an opportunity to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull the most critical information from the accompanying article on Forrest Gump.
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the novel and its film adaptation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding setting and characters
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about events that occur during the novel

Additional Learning

For more on this subject, check out the related lesson, Forrest Gump: Book Summary, Historical References & Analysis. It will help students meet these objectives:

  • Learn about the context in which the novel was written
  • Understand the historical references made in the book
  • Analyze the book and characters
  • Summarize the novel and its events