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Satire in Pride & Prejudice

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What is satire?

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1. What is the literary purpose of Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice?

2. What is one of the major themes of Pride and Prejudice?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In her works, Jane Austin would use literary devices to reflect how humans can often be ridiculous. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the use of satire in Pride and Prejudice. The questions will quiz you on various aspects of life that Austen satirizes and the literary purpose of Mrs. Bennet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments test you on the following:

  • Definition of satire
  • Literary purpose of Mr. Collins
  • Major themes of Pride and Prejudice

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the use of satire in Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding aspects of life that are satirized in the novel and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as satire
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the literary purpose of Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Collins

Additional Learning

To learn more about the use of satire in Pride in Prejudice, review the accompanying lesson, Satire in Pride and Prejudice. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Contrast the characters Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Collins
  • Read example passages from the novel
  • Examine Austin's use of minor characters
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