The Call of Cthulhu: Book Summary & Quotes


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'The Call of Cthulhu' is told from the point of view of _____, who pieced together the story after reading his grand-uncle's papers.

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1. The clay bas-relief, or statue, Thurston finds in his grand-uncle's box in 'The Call of Cthulhu' seems to be a mix between a dragon, a human, and what other animal?

2. Which character brought a statue of a monster to an annual meeting of the American Archaeological Society in 'The Call of Cthulhu' after confiscating it from a group practicing a voodoo ritual?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following questions will help you see what you remember about the famous horror novel The Call of Cthulhu. You will identify main plot points and details from the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet set you'll test your knowledge and understanding of:

  • Who the narrator is
  • The animals that make up the clay statue the narrator finds
  • Which character brought a confiscated statue to a meeting of the American Archaeological Society

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as who is depicted in all three statues found in the novel
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the monstrous head does after it is hit by the sailboat
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the point of view and basic story of this novel

Additional Learning

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