Recognizing Foil Characters in Pride and Prejudice


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What is a foil character?

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1. Which of the following would be a foil to Mrs. Bennet in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice?

2. What foil characters can be found with-in the Bennet family in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several foil characters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. You'll be asked to define foil character as a literary term and answer questions about specific foil characters from the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To successfully pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Define foil character
  • Identify Mrs. Bennet's foil
  • Name the foil characters found within the Bennet family
  • Determine why Darcy and Wickham are foil characters
  • Recognize the reasons why Mr. and Mrs. Bennet are foil characters

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice using the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately define the term foil character
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding Mrs. Bennet's foil
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Pride and Prejudice to answer questions about the Bennet family

Additional Learning

Review the related lesson entitled Recognizing Foil Characters in Pride and Prejudice to learn more. The lesson helps students:

  • Assess why Jane Austen used several foil characters in the novel
  • Learn how you can recognize foil characters
  • Analyze the relationships between key characters