The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter: Summary, Themes & Analysis


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In Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party, Meg has an inappropriate, flirtatious relationship with _____.

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1. Though he denies that it's even his birthday, the unrequested party is thrown for _____ in The Birthday Party.

2. What everyday object is the image of order for the characters in The Birthday Party?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Review these study assessments on Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party to see what you know about the story. Test questions will assess areas like Meg's inappropriate relationship and the unrequested party.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Complete the following goals for studying:

  • Determine the everyday object that defines routine for the characters
  • Recognize what Petey does at the end of the story
  • Name the theater genre represented by The Birthday Party

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the image of order
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about chaos in everyday life
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter

Additional Learning

Follow the study guidelines listed below as you view the lesson entitled The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter: Summary, Themes & Analysis:

  • Analyze Act One and the visitors to the boarding house
  • Assess Act Two with what happens at the party
  • Determine how Act Three pans out
  • Identify the themes of the story