The Scarlet Letter Chapter 12 Summary


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In Chapter 12 of The Scarlet Letter, what is Chillingworth doing when Pearl spots him in the nighttime?

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1. What does Dimmesdale do in Chapter 12 of The Scarlet Letter the morning after he speaks with Hester on the scaffold?

2. In Chapter 12 of The Scarlet Letter, Dimmesdale says he will only stand on the scaffold with Hester and Pearl to be judged when judgement day comes. What is 'judgement day' to the Puritans?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This practice assessment is going to gauge your savvy of the chapter's characters, what they're thinking, and their dynamics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More closely, we'll examine you about:

  • Who Chillingworth and Dimmesdale are
  • Judgement Day according to the Puritans
  • The townspeople's impression of the A shape made by the meteor
  • Who the sexton thinks left the black glove on the scaffold

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the identities of Dimmesdale and Chillingworth
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of Puritanical Judgement Day
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the sexton and townspeople in this chapter

Additional Learning

Widen your array of knowledge about this novel's 12th chapter by giving our lesson, The Scarlet Letter Chapter 12 Summary, a read. This lesson will particularly go over:

  • Events preceding chapter 12
  • What Dimmesdale has to hide
  • Religion's importance in The Scarlet Letter
  • Dimmesdale's cope with guilt