Kate Chopin's 'Story of an Hour': Summary and Analysis


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Kate Chopin's 'The Story of an Hour' can be categorized as all of the following, EXCEPT:

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1. Who is the protagonist of Kate Chopin's 'The Story of an Hour'?

2. In Kate Chopin's 'The Story of an Hour,' what does Louise discovers after her husband's death?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'The Story of an Hour' is a short story by Kate Chopin that explores how a woman deals with the death of her husband. The quiz will ask you questions about specific plot points and characteristics of Chopin's writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Check your understanding of the following with the assessment tools:

  • How 'The Story of an Hour' can be characterized
  • Who the protagonist of the story is
  • The biggest surprise to the protagonist in the story
  • What Chopin's stories communicate about the concept of marriage

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the protagonist of 'The Story of an Hour' and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how 'The Story of an Hour' can be characterized and what message it attempts to communicate
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Kate Chopin's 'The Story of an Hour' and how it is reflective of her other works regarding the identity of women

Additional Learning

To learn more about a 19th-century short story that examines death and female identity, take a look at the lesson entitled Kate Chopin's 'The Story of an Hour': Summary and Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Gives background information on 'The Story of an Hour' and the author, Kate Chopin
  • Provides a synopsis of the story
  • Explores 'The Story of an Hour' through a careful analysis of its themes and purpose