Roger Chillingworth in the Scarlet Letter: Character Analysis & Overview


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In The Scarlet Letter, what is the relationship between Roger Chillingworth and Hester Prynne?

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1. In The Scarlet Letter, the character Roger Chillingworth could be described as a:

2. In The Scarlet Letter, what is Hester Prynne's crime?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of Roger Chillingworth in The Scarlet Letter. Test your understanding of topics which include the relationship Chillingworth and Hester Prynne share as well as comparisons often made of Chillingworth.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments focus on:

  • The relationship between Roger Chillingworth and Hester Prynne
  • Chillingworth's religious affiliation
  • Hester's crime in the novel
  • Comparisons often made of Chillingworth
  • Reasons Chillingworth leaves his fortune to Prynne's daughter, Pearl

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Roger Chillingworth in The Scarlet Letter
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Hester Prynne's crime and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the relationship between Chillingworth and Prynne
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about comparisons often made of Roger Chillingworth

Additional Learning

To get more details on this character, review the lesson entitled Roger Chillingworth in The Scarlet Letter: Character Analysis & Overview. Through this lesson, you can learn more about these objectives:

  • Describe the basic plot of A Scarlet Letter
  • Understand Chillingworth's role in the novel
  • Tell how the theme of revenge relates to an understanding of Roger Chillingworth
  • Explain how Chillingworth's religious convictions--or lack of them--influence his actions in the story