The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum: Symbolism & Analysis


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Symbolism in a novel is:

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1. An extended, underlying meaning throughout an entire story is:

2. One possible symbolic explanation of the yellow brick road is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's book by L. Frank Baum, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the themes, symbols and popular interpretations of the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Definition of symbolism
  • Themes and symbols of this book
  • Interpretations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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 define main terms, such as symbolism and allegory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding political allegory in this book
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an example of symbolism in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the following lesson called The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum: Symbolism & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • Understand the themes of this book
  • Learn about the life and work of L. Frank Baum