Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter: Description, Traits & Character Analysis


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What is Hester Prynne's crime in The Scarlet Letter?

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1. What is not one of Hester's qualities in The Scarlet Letter?

2. Who leaves Pearl money at the end of The Scarlet Letter?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Some of the material you'll be assessed on when you take this quiz/worksheet combo includes Hester Prynne's crime, as well as the reasons for her desire to keep Pearl and her return to Salem at novel's end.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Be prepared to answer quiz questions on:

  • Hester Prynne's crime
  • Qualities of Hester Prynne
  • Pearl's benefactor at the novel's end
  • Hester Prynne's return to Salem
  • Prynne's desire to keep Pearl

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Hester Prynne and the plot of The Scarlet Letter in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Hester Prynne's actions in The Scarlet Letter
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Pearl in The Scarlet Letter

Additional Learning

Interested in learning further about the characters and narrative in The Scarlet Letter? Check out the accompanying lesson titled Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter: Description, Traits & Character Analysis. This lesson covers:

  • The background and basic plot of The Scarlet Letter
  • Hester Prynne's character traits
  • A character analysis of Hester Prynne