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The Tragic History of the Life & Death of Dr. Faustus: Characters & Themes

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Which of these is NOT a character in Dr. Faustus?

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1. Dr. Faustus can be classified as what type of drama?

2. Which of these is a theme prevalent in Dr. Faustus?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Christopher Marlowe wrote the ambitious and ethical The Tragical History of the Life & Death of Doctor Faustus with some inspiration from the real German alchemist and the mythology surrounding him and his methods. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the play's themes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The major themes of Dr. Faustus
  • Characters in Dr. Faustus
  • The dramatic structure of the play

Skills Practiced

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

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about The Tragical History of the Life & Death of Doctor Faustus
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about core themes and important characters in the play
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, such as hubris and morality play
  • Making connections - correlate contextual knowledge of culture and vocabulary to make determinations about the themes in the play

Additional Learning

To start learning more about Christopher Marlowe's play, review the accompanying lesson called The Tragic History of the Life & Death of Dr. Faustus: Characters & Themes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains the prevailing themes and ethics of Marlowe's play
  • Covers the play's major characters and plot events
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