The Chrysanthemums: Themes, Symbolism & Analysis - Quiz & Worksheet


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Who is the protagonist of Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums?

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1. Which of the following is a theme found in The Chrysanthemums?

2. During which decade is The Chrysanthemums set?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Chrysanthemums is a short story by John Steinbeck. This quiz will test your ability to interpret the text and includes questions on themes, setting, and characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions in the following quiz require your understanding of the story's:

  • Setting in time and place
  • Use of symbols
  • Overall theme
  • Protagonist

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand and can discuss the key themes and symbols found in The Chrysanthemums
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to view Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums in a different light
  • Making connections - apply your understanding of literary devices to identify the significance of the protagonist

Additional Learning

For further analysis of this story, see the lesson called The Chrysanthemums: Themes, Symbolism & Analysis. After reading this lesson you will be able to talk about:

  • Specific themes in the story
  • The role of weather in the story
  • The protagonist's relationship to the world