The Picture of Dorian Gray: Plot, Characters & Vanity


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When the first edition of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray was published in 1890, it was not well-received. Why?

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1. Which of the following words BEST identifies a general characteristic of Dorian Gray?

2. In Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, why does Dorian hide the painting?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde's only novel, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the plot, theme and characters of the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Why this novel was not well-received when it first came out
  • Story of The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Theme of The Picture of Dorian Gray

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson about The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who Dorian kills
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Gray's Faustian Bargain

Additional Learning

To learn more about this book, review the accompanying lesson called The Picture of Dorian Gray: Plot, Characters, and Vanity. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the story of The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Understand the themes of the book
  • Learn about the life and work of Oscar Wilde