Morality Plays: Definition & Examples


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Morality plays are allegorical dramatizations of…

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1. These pieces of popular entertainment were first written by…

2. Morality plays tell a story that can be interpreted in multiple ways, making it a dramatic example of a(n)…

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Morality plays were one of the most enduring forms of art long ago, with famous playwrights like Christopher Marlowe writing some of them. This quiz and worksheet will test you on the components and history of morality plays.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This morality play quiz/worksheet combo tests your ability to:

  • Recall what morality plays are allegorical dramatizations of
  • Remember who the first morality plays were written by
  • Understand what morality plays are examples of
  • Know the historical period that morality plays are primarily a product of
  • Recognize allegorical representations you might find in a morality play

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information found in the lesson on morality plays
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge that you have newly gained regarding the historical period closely associated with morality plays
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to successfully answer questions involving the first writers of morality plays

Additional Learning

The lesson on morality plays titled Morality Plays: Definition & Examples offers more information and covers the following objectives:

  • Define allegories
  • List examples of morality plays
  • Explain the morality of Marlowe's Dr. Faustus