The Goophered Grapevine: Summary & Analysis


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In 'The Goophered Grapevine', what state were John and Annie from?

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1. In 'The Goophered Grapevine', why did John and Annie want to move to North Carolina?

2. In 'The Goophered Grapevine', who put the curse on the grapevines?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Goophered Grapevine is an incredible story about a magical former slave. The quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of this story by Charles Chesnutt. The quiz will ask you to identify which state John and Annie are from and the reason for their move to North Carolina.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on the following aspects of The Goophered Grapevine:

  • Character who cursed the grapevines
  • Henry's actions after eating the cursed scuppernongs
  • Uncle Julius's job after John bought the plantation

Skills Practiced

Use the quiz and worksheet and practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related analysis of the story The Goophered Grapevine
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding actions Henry takes to stay alive after eating cursed scuppernongs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer the question, who cursed the grapevines

Additional Learning

Explore this short story in more depth by reading the lesson, The Goophered Grapevine: Summary & Analysis. The lesson will cover these objectives:

  • Identify the time period in which the story takes place
  • Discover the popularity of the magical former slave type of story
  • Explore the plot
  • Understand the true meaning of the story