Puritanism in The Scarlet Letter


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The Scarlet Letter was written by whom?

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1. What is the setting of The Scarlet Letter?

2. What did Puritan communities, like those in The Scarlet Letter, seek to do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about Puritanism in The Scarlet Letter with these study assessments. Topics you'll need to know for the quiz include the setting and the author of the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make use of these tools to:

  • Assess the actions of Puritan communities
  • Understand what Puritans believe about sin
  • Analyze the themes of the book

Skills Practiced

Practice the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Puritanism in The Scarlet Letter
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Puritan communities in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the themes in the book

Additional Learning

Once you've finished the lesson called Puritanism in The Scarlet Letter, you will have gone over the following study goals:

  • Identify Hester Prynne
  • Define Transcendentalist and Romantic movements
  • Determine the author's personal connection to the Salem Witch Trials
  • Assess the Puritan world of Hester Prynne