Our Town by Thornton Wilder: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis


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What does the title Our Town represent?

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1. In Our Town, George Gibbs could be described as __________.

2. What is the role of the stage manager in Our Town?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our Town is a play that tells the story of everyday life in small town America, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of characters, plot, and themes of the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Analysis of George Gibbs
  • Symbolism in Our Town
  • Role of the stage manager

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main characters, such as Emily Webb and George Gibbs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Our Town
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about themes of companionship in the play

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson called Our Town by Thornton Wilder: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify key biographical details on Thornton Wilder
  • Describe the main cast of characters
  • Summarize the plot of Our Town
  • Analyze the themes and symbolism in the play