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The Scarlet Letter: Summary and Analysis of an Allegory

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In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, why is Hester forced to wear the letter A?

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1. Nathaniel Hawthorne's work can be classified as _____ writing.

2. Which of the following is NOT a symbol in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Scarlet Letter is considered a classic piece of literature. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your knowledge of the novel. You'll be tested on areas that include symbolism, Hawthorne's style of writing, and themes of the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter:

  • Themes of the novel
  • Symbolism in the novel
  • Classification of The Scarlet Letter
  • The unnamed narrator and his inspiration for the story

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of symbolism in storytelling
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding theme and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the plot of the novel

Additional Learning

To learn more about Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter, review the accompanying lesson titled, The Scarlet Letter: Summary and Analysis of an Allegory. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • The plot and main characters of the story
  • Symbolism throughout the novel
  • Common themes of the story
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne's style of writing and how the novel is classified
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