A Country Doctor by Franz Kafka: Summary & Analysis


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What is the ultimate fate of the country doctor?

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1. In what style has Kafka written this story?

2. At the end of this story, a fur coat trails off the back of a carriage. What does this symbolize?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A Country Doctor is a short story by Franz Kafka, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the tale. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the plot and characters of the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Style of Franz Kafka's writing
  • Characters and plot of A Country Doctor
  • Symbolism in A Country Doctor

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson on A Country Doctor
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characters in Kafka's A Country Doctor
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the symbolic representation of the fur coat in A Country Doctor

Additional Learning

To learn more about Kafka and his works, review the following lesson titled A Country Doctor by Franz Kafka: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define 'Kafkaesque'
  • Understand the themes of A Country Doctor
  • Define literary modernism
  • Learn about the life and work of Franz Kafka