The Bet: Short Story Summary


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What were the circumstances surrounding the bet in Chekov's short story ''The Bet''?

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1. What was each man's wager in ''The Bet''?

2. In ''The Bet,'' what do we find out about the banker toward the end of the 15-year prison sentence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Go through the quiz and worksheet to see what you know about the short story The Bet. Important events and characters in this short story are addressed on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to check your knowledge of:

  • Each man's wager
  • Status of the banker toward the end of the prison sentence
  • Who forfeits their bet

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about circumstances surrounding the bet
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on The Bet
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information relating to what the banker finds out about the lawyer and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The Bet: Short Story Summary is a lesson you can access any time to complete the following goals:

  • Define capital punishment
  • Review the relationship between the banker and the lawyer
  • See what happened during the first year of the lawyer's confinement