Sweat by Zora Neale Hurston: Summary & Analysis


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In the story 'Sweat,' the main character Delia works as a...

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1. In the story 'Sweat,' all the men in town hate Sykes because...

2. When Delia realizes that Sykes has been bitten by the rattlesnake in Zora Neale Hurston's story 'Sweat,' Delia

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this quiz will quickly show you how much you know about Sweat by Zora Neale Hurston. You will be asked about locations and symbolism used in the story and you will see for yourself if you need to review this subject.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test your knowledge of:

  • Occupation of the main character Delia
  • Reason the town hates Sykes
  • Action taken by Delia after Sykes is bitten by the rattlesnake
  • Location of the story
  • The snake's symbolism

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding how the town feels about Sykes and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the symbolism of the snake
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify what action Delia takes when Sykes is bitten

Additional Learning

Refresh your knowledge of this topic by reviewing the lesson titled Sweat by Zora Neale Hurston: Summary & Analysis. Take a look at:

  • Delia being trapped in a marriage
  • The length of time Delia has been married
  • Dialect used in the story