Satire in Catch 22


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What is satire?

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1. Why would a writer, like Joseph Heller, use satire?

2. Catch 22 has _____ examples of satire.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you several questions about Catch 22's use of satire. You'll need to know what satire is and why it's used in works of literature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Define satire
  • Understand why writers use satire
  • Determine how many examples of satire are applied in Catch 22
  • Assess what the novel tries to expose the flaws of
  • Know what a catch-22 is

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you exercise the following skills:

  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the reasons writers choose to use satire
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Catch 22 to answer questions about its use of satire
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define the terms satire and catch-22

Additional Learning

Check out the related lesson called Satire in Catch 22 to gain more insight into the novel's use of this concept. The lesson will help you:

  • Identify the protagonist of Catch 22
  • Understand what jaundice means
  • Learn about the novel's setting