The Turn of the Screw by Henry James: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis


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What type of story is The Turn of the Screw?

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1. Who killed Miles at the end of The Turn of the Screw?

2. Why did Miles get expelled from his school?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'The Turn of the Screw' is a novella by Henry James, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the plot and characters of the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Genre of literature to which this novella belongs
  • Plot of 'The Turn of the Screw'
  • Use of a literary device to create suspense
  • Work of Henry James

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about this story from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main characters, such as Miles and Peter Quint
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the plot of 'The Turn of the Screw'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the narrators of 'The Turn of the Screw'

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the following lesson on 'The Turn of the Screw'. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the story of 'The Turn of the Screw'
  • Understand the themes of 'The Turn of the Screw'
  • Learn about the work of Henry James