Gone Girl: Themes & Inspirations - Quiz & Worksheet


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What is something that influenced the development of Amy's identity/personality in Gone Girl?

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1. What inspired Gillian Flynn to write the novel Gone Girl?

2. In Gone Girl, Nick's personality is partially formed by his father who is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set helps you check your understanding of the meaning of Gone Girl. Quiz questions cover the characters' backgrounds, motivations, and changes throughout the story to create a full picture of their development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials assess the following:

  • Influence on Amy's identity and personality development
  • Flynn's inspiration for the novel
  • Characteristic of Nick's father that affected his personality development
  • Amy's coping mechanism
  • Consistent theme of the novel

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concept of themes
  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the related lesson on themes and inspirations in Gone Girl
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the author's inspiration and purpose

Additional Learning

Continue learning about this book by reading the lesson, Gone Girl: Themes & Inspirations. These goals will be accessible to you:

  • State the credentials of the author, Gillian Flynn
  • Quote Nick's description of his own personality as affected by his childhood
  • Describe Amy's parents and her relationship with them
  • Define dysfunctional coping skills
  • Give examples of Nick's and Amy's emotionally unhealthy behaviors
  • Summarize the plot of the novel