The Vicar of Wakefield: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis


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Who is the Irish writer of The Vicar of Wakefield?

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1. How does The Vicar of Wakefield explore the theme of deception?

2. How is the Primrose family's worthiness tested?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about Oliver Goldsmith's popular 18th century novel The Vicar of Wakefield with these study assessments. For the quiz you'll need to address topics including the Primrose family and Sophia's feelings about Mr. Burchell.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll also need to:

  • Recognize how the vicar loses his wealth
  • Interpret the connection between novel's theme of social status and Olivia's personality
  • Determine why Mr. Burchell keeps his true identity a secret

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Primrose family
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on The Vicar of Wakefield
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read about Mr. Burchell's character and interpret that information correctly

Additional Learning

You can learn more about the novel with the lesson called The Vicar of Wakefield: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis. Study along the following guidelines:

  • Summarize the story
  • Identify the characters and where they fit in
  • Assess the themes and analyze them