Ian McEwan Novels: Saturday and Atonement


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The main character in 'Saturday' is a logical thinker. To help characterize him as logical, McEwan gave him which of the following professions?

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1. Henry Perowne successfully diagnoses Baxter as having which mental disorder?

2. In 'Atonement' why does Briony write a novel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz/worksheet combo to quickly assess what you know about the novels Saturday and Atonement by Ian McEwan. You will be quizzed on characters and plot points of these books.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Profession of the main character in Saturday
  • Mental disorder the character of Baxter in Saturday is diagnosed with
  • Reason why the character of Briony from Atonement writes a novel
  • Why the character Robby from Atonement is arrested for rape
  • What the word 'atone' means

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the plots and themes of Saturday and Atonement
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the stories of Saturday and Atonement
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the ideas explored in each of these novels

Additional Learning

Want to learn further about these two novels? Then check out the lesson called Ian McEwan Novels: Saturday and Atonement. This lesson will:

  • Provide facts about Ian McEwan
  • Detail the plot of Saturday
  • Discuss the themes explored in Saturday
  • Summarize the novel Atonement
  • Relate the themes of Atonement