The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James: Summary & Analysis


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'The Beast in the Jungle' was written by _____.

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1. Henry James' narratives are best characterized by what?

2. In 'The Beast of the Jungle', what does John Marcher believe?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'The Beast in the Jungle' tells the tale of John Marcher. The quiz/worksheet combination will test your familiarity with this short story and its main character. This quiz will ask you questions about the author of the story and the characterizations of his narratives.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on the following aspects of this short story:

  • Marcher's belief
  • What the beast in the jungle actually is
  • The spectacular fate of Marcher

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to practice following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the short story 'The Beast in the Jungle'
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the characterization of the author's narratives and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the beast in the jungle represents
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the main character, John Marcher

Additional Learning

Examine this short story more closely by reading the lesson, 'The Beast in the Jungle' by Henry James: Summary & Analysis. The lesson covers the objectives listed below:

  • Define stream of consciousness
  • Explore the depth of the characters
  • Learn about the life of the mind philosophy
  • Review the plot of the story