Satire in Dr. Strangelove


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Which literary genre best characterizes the film Dr. Strangelove?

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1. Which 20th century American event contextualizes the events represented in Dr. Strangelove?

2. What type of imagery is employed in Dr. Strangelove's opening sequence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove is an iconic movie for many reasons, perhaps the most prominent being its expert use of satire. If you want to test your comprehension of the satirical content of Dr. Strangelove, go through this assessment and answer the quiz questions you'll find there. Some of the points you will be tested on include what Dr. Strangelove satirizes and specific imagery used in the film.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The historical events satirized in Dr. Strangelove
  • Imagery employed by the film
  • Military strategies referenced in the film
  • The historical war during which the film takes place

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - go through the questions and make sure that you recall from the lesson the main points on Dr. Strangelove's use of satire
  • Reading comprehension - test your comprehension of the definition of satire and how Dr. Strangelove works in this genre
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of Dr. Strangelove to answer questions on its historical context and what it sought to satirize

Additional Learning

Get more facts on this subject by reviewing the associated lesson called Satire in Dr. Strangelove. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of the film
  • The definition of satire
  • The historical context of the film
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Analyzing the character of Dr. Strangelove