Riders to the Sea: Summary, Symbolism, Theme & Analysis


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Of what literary movement is J.M. Synge's Riders to the Sea a part?

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1. What are the three women waiting for at the beginning of Riders to the Sea?

2. In Riders to the Sea, why is Bartley determined to go to Connemara?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about the play Riders to the Sea with these study tools. Answer questions based on certain topics including the literary movement associated with the play and the three women at the opening.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to find out how well you know how to:

  • Understand why Bartley wants to go to Connemara
  • Recognize why Cathleen and Nora don't want him to go
  • Identify how Maurya responds to his death
  • Assess the themes of the play

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Riders on the Sea
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the themes of the play in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Maurya responds to Bartley's death

Additional Learning

Review the lesson entitled Riders to the Sea: Summary, Symbolism, Theme & Analysis for more knowledge about this play. Once you've finished the lesson, you will have gone over the subsequent study goals:

  • Determine the setting of the play
  • Assess Bartley's departure
  • Analyze his return
  • Explain the language of the narrative
  • Identify the context and themes