One Summer Night by Ambrose Bierce: Summary & Analysis


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When Henry Armstrong sits up in his casket in 'One Summer Night,' the two medical students _____.

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1. When the medical students in 'One Summer Night' encounter Jess at the dissecting room, he _____.

2. Which of the following terms best describes Bierce's description, in 'One Summer Night,' of headstones 'dancing'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess how much you know about 'One Summer Night' by Ambrose Bierce with this short quiz and worksheet that has questions about characters Henry Armstrong, Jess, and Bierce. The worksheet can be printed with or without an answer key.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your knowledge of the following will be tested during this quiz:

  • What the two medical students do when Henry Armstrong sits up in his casket
  • How the medical students respond when they encounter Jess
  • Best term to describe Bierce's description of the headstones 'dancing'
  • The change in narrative perspective in the middle of the story
  • What's said that channels cultural prejudices towards African Americans

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about 'One Summer Night'
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about Bierce's description of the headstones 'dancing' and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the medical students' response when they encounter Jess

Additional Learning

Be sure to check out the related lesson titled 'One Summer Night' by Ambrose Bierce: Summary & Analysis. Below are a few examples of what the lesson covers:

  • What Henry Armstrong was apathetic about
  • Examples of literary devices
  • The revelation of embedded cultural prejudices