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The Magic Barrel by Bernard Malamud: Summary & Analysis

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Who is the protagonist in Malamud's 'The Magic Barrel?'

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1. In 'The Magic Barrel,' Leo is studying to become a _______.

2. In 'The Magic Barrel,' Leo has a sudden and life-altering realization known as an _______ after he calms down following his date with Lily.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Magic Barrel is a short story by Bernard Malamud, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the plot, characters, and theme of the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Who the protagonist is in The Magic Barrel
  • What Leo is studying to become
  • Leo's life-altering realization
  • The moral point illustrated by the use of symbolism and metaphor
  • The ethical focus of the story

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from The Magic Barrel
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Leo's studies
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the story's protagonist and ethical focus

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson, The Magic Barrel by Bernard Malamud. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the life and work of Bernard Malamud
  • Understand the theme of The Magic Barrel
  • Know vocabulary terms such as epiphany
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