The Sorrows of Young Werther: Summary & Analysis


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Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther helped to begin what literary movement?

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1. Romanticism has what two core values at its center?

2. Why does Lotte refuse to enter a romantic relationship with Werther in The Sorrows of Young Werther?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Sorrows of Young Werther is a novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the plot, characters, and theme of the book. Romanticism will be a key aspect of the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The literary impact that Goethe had
  • Romanticism
  • Situation that caused Werther to leave his job

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main characters, such as Lotte and Albert
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding literary movements

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the following lesson The Sorrows of Young Werther: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know about the impact of Romanticism
  • Understand the role nature played in Werther's life
  • Learn about the life and work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe