The Metamorphosis Chapter 2: Summary & Analysis


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At the end of the second chapter of Franz Kafka's ''Metamorphosis,'' why does Gregor's father throw apples at Gregor?

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1. Gregor determines during the second chapter of Kafka's ''Metamorphosis'' that his family can subsist on his ''unused capital'' for how many years?

2. While removing furniture from Gregor's room during the second chapter of Franz Kafka's ''Metamorphosis,'' Gregor's mother suddenly decides it is not a good idea. Why?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz/worksheet, you'll be assessed on Chapter 2 of The Metamorphosis. Topics include Gregor's father throwing apples at him and how long Gregor's family could survive on his 'unused capital'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these key points:

  • Gregor's mother's decision about moving the furniture
  • Grete and the way she helps Gregor with his food
  • Something Gregor's mother does as Gregor passes out

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Chapter 2 of The Metamorphosis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why Gregor's mother changes her mind about moving the furniture and his sister's way of helping him to eat
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Gregor's counting up of the family's 'unused capital'

Additional Learning

The lesson called The Metamorphosis Chapter 2: Summary & Analysis will cover more of the following areas of interest:

  • The way Gregor adapts to his transformation
  • Gregor hiding from his family under a sheet
  • The family's loss of income
  • Their preservation of Gregor's humanity
  • Reasons for the family to be afraid of Gregor