Pygmalion by Shaw: Summary, Characters & Theme


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Who is the author of the play Pygmalion?

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1. Which of the following identifies a theme from Pygmalion?

2. Which of the following describes Professor Higgins' personality in Pygmalion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will evaluate you on the major characters and plot points in Pygmalion, a 20th-century English play. You will also need to know about the major themes in Pygmalion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The author of Pygmalion
  • Major characters in Pygmalion
  • Themes in the play
  • Eliza Doolittle's relationship with Higgins and Pickering
  • The characterization of Professor Higgins

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Pygmalion lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding themes of social class and perception vs. reality and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding main characters in Pygmalion

Additional Learning

To learn more about Pygmalion by Shaw, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the plot of Pygmalion
  • Identify the main characters of Pygmalion and how they interact with each other
  • Interpret the role poverty plays in setting the tone and themes of the play