The Red Badge of Courage: Summary, Characters & Setting


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Why does Henry Fleming enlist in the Union army?

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1. What is Henry afraid will happen once the battle starts?

2. What is the 'red badge of courage'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Red Badge of Courage tells a highly realistic tale of a soldier during war. This combination quiz/worksheet will test your knowledge of this novel. The quiz will ask you questions about Henry's fear once the battle starts and what occurs on the last day of the battle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Henry's reason for enlisting in the Union Army
  • Define a red badge of courage
  • The span of time over which the action takes place

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to use the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Henry's fear at the beginning of the battle and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as red badge of courage
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what occurs when Henry fights on the last day of battle
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why Henry enlists

Additional Learning

Learn more about this acclaimed work by Stephen Crane by reviewing the accompanying lesson, The Red Badge of Courage: Summary, Characters & Setting. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the sequel to The Red Badge of Courage
  • Learn about the major characters
  • Understand the influence of the story
  • Explain the plot and setting of The Red Badge of Courage