Meaning & Moral Of Rip Van Winkle


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What is a moral of a story?

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1. What is the moral of the story 'Rip Van Winkle?'

2. In the story 'Rip Van Winkle,' which of these options does NOT reflect the moral of the story?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo helps you find out what you know about the moral of Rip Van Winkle. These questions will focus on the central meaning of the story and how the author portrays it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these quiz and worksheet questions to make sure you understand:

  • The moral of this story
  • Different ways the author highlights the moral of Rip Van Winkle
  • The positive changes Rip came home to after his nap

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the relationship between America and the moral of Rip Van Winkle
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the moral of a story
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the moral of Rip Van Winkle and how the author chooses to show this moral

Additional Learning

For a more in depth look at this famous American story, review the accompanying lesson titled Meaning & Moral of Rip Van Winkle. You will learn about:

  • The things Rip was most upset to miss
  • Why adaptability is central to the moral of the story
  • The ability of a story to mean different things to different people