Spunk by Zora Neale Hurston: Summary & Analysis

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In Zora Neale Hurston's short story ''Spunk,'' Joe confronts Spunk because

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1. In the story ''Spunk,'' when does Joe get the courage to confront Spunk?

2. In the story ''Spunk,'' Spunk believes that Joe has come back from the dead because

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this quiz/worksheet combination, you will be tested on the reason for Joe's confrontation with Spunk, when he decides to do so, why Spunk believes that Joe has returned to haunt him and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test your knowledge of:

  • Which overall themes are present in Spunk
  • What point of view the author used in writing the story
  • The basis for Joe's grudge against Spunk

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Joe's character to identify the moment that Joe steels himself to go after Spunk
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about Zora Neale Hurston's choice of point of view when she wrote the story
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what Spunk does that provokes Joe to finally confront him

Additional Learning

To study this story in greater depth, access Spunk by Zora Neale Hurston: Summary & Analysis. By the end of the lesson, you should have met the following objectives:

  • Explain what a dialect is and how Hurston uses it in the story
  • Identify the characters that egg Joe on
  • Discuss why it takes so long for Joe to finally confront Spunk
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