The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit: Summary & Characters


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What is the main theme of Martin Chuzzlewit?

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1. Who does Martin Chuzzlewit the Elder want to marry his nurse in Martin Chuzzlewit?

2. Why do so many people wish Martin the elder would die in Martin Chuzzlewit?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess what you know about the main characters and the plot of The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit with this quiz and worksheet. These resources also cover the main theme and examples of the theme.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet offer an opportunity to review:

  • The main theme of the story
  • Who Martin Chuzzlewith wants to marry his nurse
  • Why people want Martin dead
  • Seth Pecksniff's front for trying to get money from his students

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - review what you read to see if you were able to pick out major events of the story
  • Knowledge application - revisit what you know about the main theme to answer questions about examples in the story
  • Information recall - see if you can remember how Seth Pecksniff attempts to get money from his students

Additional Learning

Learn more about the story and the characters in an additional lesson, The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit: Summary & Characters. This lesson offers deeper insight into:

  • The common themes of Charles Dickens' writings
  • Who Martin Chuzzlewit is
  • Who Pecksniff is and what he does with Martin the elder
  • Each of the main characters in the story