Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy: Summary, Themes & Characters


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Jude the Obscure is the last finished novel written by whom?

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1. What is the setting of Jude the Obscure?

2. What is Jude's dream?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Many critics have described Jude the Obscure as one of the first modern novels because of its themes and the author's emphasis on the internal conflicts of the characters. This lesson outlines the novel's plot and examines the main characters as they struggle with society's rules and expectations and their own desires and emotions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As part of this assessment on Jude the Obscure, you'll be quizzed on the following aspects of the novel:

  • Central themes explored in the novel
  • Aspiration that helps define Jude
  • The setting and timeframe of the novel
  • Traits that define Sue Bridehead
  • The author of Jude the Obscure

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the novel, Jude the Obscure
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read an overview of Jude the Obscure and understand the plot and themes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the novel to explain how the characters struggle with social conventions and constraints

Additional Learning

For more information and insight into this celebrated novel, read the lesson, Jude the Obscure: Summary, Themes & Characters. This lesson helps you meet the following goals:

  • Summarize the plot of the novel
  • Describe the novel's exploration of class structure
  • Explain the role of the children in the story
  • Understand how the author uses the fate of Jude and Sue to critique society's rules and institutions