Charles Perrault's Cinderella: Morals & Themes


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A _____ is a lesson, especially concerning what is right or prudent, that can be derived from a story.

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1. After the death of Cinderella's mother, her father _____.

2. Which of these is a theme presented in Cinderella?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to see just how well you understand the themes presented in Cinderella by Charles Perrault. When you answer these questions, you'll be asked about what Cinderella's father did after his wife died, the themes that are presented in the story and the book by Charles Perrault that Cinderella was originally published in.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to test how well you can:

  • Identify the kind of lesson about what is prudent or right in a story
  • Outline what Cinderella's father did after the death of her mother
  • Describe the themes presented in Cinderella
  • Explain what Cinderella does to her stepsisters after they realize she was at the ball
  • Detail the book that Cinderella was published in
  • Define what a theme is

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the themes in Cinderella and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what Cinderella's father did after the death of her mother
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson on Cinderella
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what Cinderella did when her stepsisters recognized her as the beautiful woman from the ball

Additional Learning

If you'd like more information about this story, check out our lesson titled Charles Perrault's Cinderella: Morals & Themes. These topics, as well as the following objectives, should be clear to you after completing this lesson:

  • Explain when Cinderella was first published
  • Discuss why Cinderella was originally considered a folktale
  • Identify some of the names that Cinderella's stepsisters and stepmother call her
  • Detail the moral of thankfulness in the story