What Wounds Gregor in The Metamorphosis?


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In The Metamorphosis, Gregor sustains some minor injuries of his own doing. What causes these injuries?

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1. Which of the following is the first preventable injury Gregor receives at the hands of someone else in The Metamorphosis?

2. In The Metamorphosis, which of the following incidents fatally wounds Gregor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet let you find out how much you know about Gregor in The Metamorphosis. See if you can identify the various physical and emotional wounds that Gregor sustains.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you'll assess your knowledge and understanding of:

  • The first injury Gregor receives from someone else
  • How Gregor sustains his first self-inflicted injuries
  • The emotional toll Gregor's condition takes on him

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the thing that causes Gregor the most emotional distress
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the injury that eventually kills Gregor
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the first injuries Gregor receives in his new body

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this famous novel, review the lesson titled What Wounds Gregor in The Metamorphosis?. This lesson explains:

  • The way Gregor hurts his mouth
  • How Gregor eventually dies
  • The effects Gregor's transformation has on his family's health