The Colour Out of Space by HP Lovecraft: Summary & Analysis


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In the short story, The Colour Out of Space, by H.P. Lovecraft, who is the narrator, and why does he end up in Arkham, MA?

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1. In the short story, The Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft, several disturbances happen near Nahum Gardner's home. What do the townspeople believe is the cause?

2. In the short story, The Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft, what happens to the people, vegetation, and animals that are near the blasted heath?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Address what you can grasp about The Colour Out of Space by HP Lovecraft with this quiz/worksheet. Topics on the quiz will discuss things like the narrator and the townspeople in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Learn how to:

  • Identify what occurs near the 'blasted heath'
  • Recognize what Ammi says to Nahum
  • Determine what Nahum reveals to Ammi

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on a synopsis The Colour Out of Space
  • Information recalll - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the townspeople and what they come to believe
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of what Ammi has found out and how it is connected to Nahum

Additional Learning

Learning more about this short story is possible via the lesson named The Colour Out of Space by HP Lovecraft: Summary & Analysis. Consider the following topics for a central focus as you study:

  • The 'strange days'
  • A deadly truth
  • An analysis of the story