The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Summary & Analysis


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Which of the following is NOT how Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper' can be described?

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1. In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper,' why did John believe a rest cure was the best possible option for the narrator?

2. In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper,' what was the one thing the narrator was able to keep for herself?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'The Yellow Wallpaper' was told from a feminist perspective that highlighted gender roles in society at the end of the 19th century, and this quiz/worksheet duo will help test your understanding of the story's details.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your knowledge of the following details:

  • Descriptions of the short story
  • John's reasons for 'rest cure'
  • Item the narrator kept
  • Image that haunts the narrator

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the lesson the most important information about 'The Yellow Wallpaper' and its author
  • Critical thinking - apply feminist views to examine information about the narrator in`The Yellow Wallpaper' in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the narrator's behavior and psychological state and interpret them correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the genre of 'The Yellow Wallpaper'

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the corresponding lesson titled Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper': Summary & Analysis. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand influence of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's life and feminist views on 'The Yellow Wallpaper'
  • Summarize the events of the short story
  • Analyze the historical context of 'The Yellow Wallpaper'