James Joyce's The Dead: Summary & Analysis


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James Joyce, the author of 'The Dead', is a ______ writer.

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1. Gabriel Conroy, the story's main character, is a ______ .

2. Historically, Ireland has struggled against ______ imperialism.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and accompanying worksheet are a convenient way to check what you know about the characters, themes, major plot points, and literary style of James Joyce's 'The Dead.'

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • What type of writer Joyce is
  • Profession of Gabriel Conroy
  • Themes of the story
  • The name of the story collection that includes 'The Dead'
  • Country whose imperialism Ireland has struggled against

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Joyce's 'The Dead'
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Modernist literature in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding themes found in 'The Dead'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about events in 'The Dead'

Additional Learning

To learn more about this short story, review the corresponding lesson titled James Joyce's The Dead: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review the story's setting
  • Discuss the principal characters
  • Review the plot of the story
  • Analyze themes and the Modernist literary technique found in 'The Dead'