Modern Day Scarlet Letter Examples & Connections


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When was The Scarlet Letter was written?

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1. What does scarlet-letter punishment represent?

2. What group experiences public shaming similar to that in The Scarlett Letter?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz combination tests your ability to view Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter in a modern light and connect it to today's societal rules and behaviors. You will answer test questions regarding the form of punishment illustrated in the book and its modern counterparts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions test you on:

  • Which year The Scarlet Letter was written
  • What scarlet letter punishment means
  • Who is often punished in this manner

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of scarlet-letter punishment to explain why Internet photo-sharing can be used this way
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about what lies behind this type of punishment
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when Hawthorne wrote The Scarlet Letter

Additional Learning

For more information on this topic, study the lesson titled, Modern Day Scarlet Letter Examples & Connections. You should meet these objectives when you're finished:

  • Identify the social group Hester Prynne belonged to
  • Discuss why she was required to wear a scarlet A on her dress
  • Explain what the A stood for