Long Day's Journey into Night: Summary, Analysis and Characters


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In Long Day's Journey into Night, what characteristic of Tyrone's has the most bearing on his family's health?

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1. In Long Day's Journey Into Night, what did Mary intend to become before marrying Tyrone?

2. In Long Day's Journey Into Night, why is Tyrone most upset with Jamie?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Considered by most critics to be Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece, Long Day's Journey into Night explores the dynamics of the four members of the Tyrone family as they struggle with overarching guilt and despair and their own individual problems with poor health, alcoholism, drug addiction, and emotional sterility. This quiz/worksheet combo tests your understanding of the powerful progression of this four-act play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The conflict between Mary and James Tyrone
  • Mary's ambition before marrying James
  • James Tyrone's problem with his son, Jamie
  • The start of Mary's morphine addiction
  • The autobiographical connection to Edmund Tyrone's illness

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on Eugene O'Neill's play Long Day's Journey into Night
  • Lesson comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related American literature lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the inspiration for Edmund Tyrone's illness

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Long Day's Journey into Night: Summary, Analysis and Characters. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the unique circumstances of the publication of the play
  • Describe the thematic progression of Long Day's Journey into Night
  • Understand each character's flaws
  • Explain the conflicts in the play