Hansel & Gretel: Themes & Analysis Video


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In Hansel and Gretel, what event places great strains upon the woodcutter's family?

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1. What does the woodcutter's wife decide is in the best interest of the family in regard to surviving the famine described in Hansel and Gretel?

2. How does greed apply to the wicked witch in the story of Hansel and Gretel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet help you check your understanding of Hansel & Gretel. Different themes in this story are covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll get to assess your knowledge of:

  • How Hansel tries to protect Gretel
  • What causes extreme stress for the woodsman's family
  • How the woodsman's wife decides to survive the famine
  • Surprise the children bring to their father

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on Hansel and Gretel
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about how greed relates to the wicked witch
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how Hansel serves as Gretel's protector and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Hansel & Gretel: Themes & Analysis is a lesson you can use any time to review more about the following topics:

  • Why the family is struggling to survive
  • Changes the children go through
  • Impactful themes in this story