Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson: Summary & Characters


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Why does Ebenezer Balfour want Davie Balfour out of the way in the novel Kidnapped?

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1. What does Davie do to earn Alan's loyalty in the novel Kidnapped?

2. In the novel Kidnapped, why does Captain Hoseason take Davie for a tour of the ship?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Published in 1886, Kidnapped is a popular adventure novel that has been read and enjoyed by generations of young readers. This quiz and worksheet will help you understand the appeal of this story of betrayal, survival and triumph with an overview of the novel's plot and main characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To help you better understand Kidnapped, you will be quizzed you on the following details of the novel:

  • Davie's relationship with Alan Stewart
  • Ebenezer Balfour's secret
  • Captain Hoseason's role in the novel
  • The plot for revenge against Balfour
  • Examples of Davie's growth during the novel

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read a summary of Kidnapped and understand the novel's plot and characters
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained on the novel, Kidnapped
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Kidnapped to explain the characters and themes

Additional Information

For more details on this novel, read the lesson, Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson: Summary & Characters. The lesson helps you with the following goals:

  • Describe the novel's different settings
  • Explain why Kidnapped is a 'coming of age' novel
  • Understand the themes of family and friendship
  • Describe Stevenson's use of historical and realistic detail