The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams: Summary & Characters


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In Tennessee Williams' play, The Rose Tattoo, Serafina is depicted as a typical Italian woman in what ways?

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1. How did the play, The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams get its name?

2. In Tennessee Wiliams' play, The Rose Tattoo, why is Assunta important?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Tennessee Wiliams's The Rose Tattoo is a play about an Italian-American family. You'll be asked several questions about the characters and their relationships.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To ace the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Understand how the character of Serafina is depicted
  • Know how the play got its name
  • Recognize Assunta's importance
  • Recall why Father De Leo doesn't want to have Rosario's body cremated
  • Assess what Serafina tells Jack he must swear to the Virgin Mary

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about The Rose Tattoo to understand how the story got its title
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you take away important facts from the The Rose Tattoo lesson
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding events from the play

Additional Learning

Check out the related lesson, The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams: Summary & Characters, to learn more about this play's major elements. The lesson helps students:

  • Learn about secondary characters from the play
  • Name the award that The Rose Tattoo received in 1951
  • Summarize the events from the play's three acts