One Summer Night by Ambrose Bierce: Themes & Setting


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In 'One Summer Night,' Bierce juxtaposes all of the following settings EXCEPT:

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1. In 'One Summer Night,' the living are depicted as _____ than the dead.

2. In 'One Summer Night,' the 'dancing' headstones in the cemetery suggest that _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz will assess your understanding of the setting and themes in One Summer Night. Topics on the quiz include a non-juxtaposed setting in the story and how the living are described, compared to the dead.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on these key points:

  • The 'dancing' headstones
  • The environment where the casket resides and the world above it
  • Henry Armstrong in the casket and on the dissecting table

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the themes and location of One Summer Night
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Henry Armstrong
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the headstones, the casket and the living as they're compared to the dead

Additional Learning

The lesson named One Summer Night by Ambrose Bierce: Themes & Setting will teach you more about these areas of study:

  • A definition of 'juxtaposition'
  • Details about the settings in the story
  • The way those settings are related to the story's themes
  • What shakes up the gravediggers