The Piece of String Setting

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What is the setting of Guy de Maupassant's short story 'The Piece of String'?

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1. How does the location affect the conflict in Guy de Maupassant's short story 'The Piece of String'?

2. How does it being market day affect the conflict in Guy de Maupassant's short story 'The Piece of String'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these quiz questions to make sure you know the important role that setting plays in the events of The Piece of String. These questions will focus on the ways the story's setting helps shape the story itself.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set, you'll assess your understanding of:

  • The effect the location of this story has on the central conflict
  • Hauchecorne's reaction to the accusation of theft
  • The setting of this short story

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as how the fact that it's market day exacerbates Hauchecorne's problem
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where and when this story is set
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the effect the setting of this story has on the central conflict and events

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about this short story, read or watch the lesson titled The Piece of String Setting. This lesson helps you learn about:

  • Maupassant's description of the town
  • How everyone feels before the accusation is made
  • The dangers of gossip and boredom
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