The Cherry Orchard by Chekhov: Summary, Characters & Analysis


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In Chekhov's play 'The Cherry Orchard,' what does the demolition of the cherry orchard symbolize?

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1. In Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard,' why is Ranevskaya suicidal at the beginning of the play?

2. What is the main theme of 'The Cherry Orchard'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Cherry Orchard was the last play Anton Chekhov wrote, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the characters, plot and themes of The Cherry Orchard.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Demolition of the cherry orchard
  • Main theme of the play
  • End of The Cherry Orchard

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the character Ranevskaya
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about The Cherry Orchard

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson titled The Cherry Orchard by Chekhov: Summary, Characters & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the story of The Cherry Orchard
  • Define Chekhov's gun and serfs
  • Know important scenes from each act of the play